Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors is adding 600 jobs on a third shift at its plant in Oshawa, Ontario to meet demand for the Chevrolet Equinox.

The third shift marks the final stage of the previously-announced capacity increases for the Equinox and its sister vehicle GMC Terrain. A portion of the new shift will overlap the preceding shift for the next two weeks, ensuring that best practices are passed on during the third shift ramp-up.

“In one-third of the time it would normally take, our teams at Oshawa and CAMI have quickly implemented innovative solutions to satisfy incredible customer demand for these popular vehicles,” said Kevin Williams, president and managing director of General Motors of Canada. “The successful implementation of these unique capacity increases reflects the new agility and customer focus that drives every business decision we make.”

GM said that Equinox sales have increased over 72 per cent in Canada and over 77 per cent of the U.S. The Equinox is built only in Ontario and more than 85 per cent of production is exported.

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