Detroit, Michigan – General Motors will add a third shift to its plant in Flint, Michigan, which produces the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups. The shift is expected to start in the third quarter of 2011 and involve 750 employees.
“Adding a third shift is a response to customer demand for heavy-duty pickups, which most people use to tow, haul and plow,” said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. “Equally important, it brings jobs and a needed economic boost to the Flint area.”
In 2010, the plant produced 115,000 trucks, the majority of them regular and crew-cab versions of the heavy-duty Silverado and Sierra. Last year, the plant added production of regular and crew-cab versions of the light-duty Silverado.
Initial openings will be filled by recalled laid-off Flint Assembly employees currently working at other facilities. Remaining openings will be filled by laid-off employees in the area in accordance with the UAW GM National Agreement. No new employees are expected to be hired.