General Motors Adding Shifts At Ontario Plants

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Good news for Canada’s manufacturing sector; GM has confirmed plans to add a third shift to the Oshawa Flex Line to help meet demand for the 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

An article in the Windsor Star confirmed the move, as well as the retention of one shift at the Oshawa Consolidated Line, which gets a stay of execution until June, 2014. GM’s St. Catharines, Ontario transmission plant, will also get a third shift to produce six-speed gearboxes.

Under their new agreement with the CAW, GM has promised to maintain the current level employment with its 7,000 CAW workers, and invest $675 million into their Canadian operations. The exact terms of the deal are a secret, but this is a promising start if nothing else.

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  • AJ AJ on Oct 05, 2012

    Promised jobs? Sure, as long as there are customers. I'd love that myself! I think I'll ask my boss for that on Monday...

  • Chicagoland Chicagoland on Oct 05, 2012

    "I thought RWD?" It's been in the news for over a year. Not always what you "think". Also, the offical first day to sell 2014 model year cars is Jan 2nd, less than 3 months from today. So, yes, they are gearing up for the '14 Impala

  • Georgemarley222 Georgemarley222 on Oct 06, 2012

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  • Rick S Rick S on Oct 08, 2012

    I'm thinking that in early 2014 I will buy one of the (heavily discounted) leftover 2013s for CHEAP, hopefully get the $1,000 rebate for owning GM cars currently and THEN use my GM card earnings (I have the last generation card, which allows me to redeem the full amount-no cap!). I love buying new cars in full with $10,000 cash in hand. I take meticulous care and drive them until they die, so why not?!