Normal Motors Co mentioned on Friday it had prolonged the manufacturing at its Detroit Hamtramck plant till January 2020, in opposition to an earlier plan to discontinue manufacturing in June this yr.
The No.1 U.S. automaker is revamping its operations, which embody plant closures and hundreds of job cuts, because it appears to be like to spice up profitability within the wake of declining U.S. auto gross sales.
The Hamtramck plant will proceed to provide the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac CT6 sedans till early subsequent yr, the corporate mentioned.
“We’re balancing manufacturing timing whereas persevering with the supply of Cadillac superior know-how options at present included within the CT6-V – the Blackwing Twin-Turbo V-Eight (engine) and Tremendous Cruise (driver help system),” GM mentioned.
The plant has already discontinued manufacturing of the Buick LaCrosse sedan and Chevrolet Volt electrical hybrid automobile.
Detroit-based union United Auto Staff’ President Gary Jones mentioned GM’s determination to proceed manufacturing on the plant was a reduction for the employees in addition to their households.
“We commend GM for as we speak’s determination and we reiterate the significance of a collective bargaining course of in occasions like these,” Jones mentioned.
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