Tuesday, October 26, 2021

GM, Ford cut some production due to chip shortage

The new GM logo is seen in front of General Motors’ headquarters on March 16, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters)

WASHINGTON-General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. said on Thursday they would cut additional production because of semiconductor shortages affecting global auto production.

GM, America’s largest automaker, said it would halt Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicle production at its Ramos plant in Mexico for two weeks because of chip shortages as it resumes production at other North American plants .

GM said production would resume Monday at its Lansing Grand River assembly plant that manufactures the Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac CT4 and CT5. Cadillac production at its Michigan plant has been halted since May. Blazer production at the Ramos plant, which has been halted since August 23, will no longer resume before October 15.

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Ford said next week it would halt production at its Flat Rock assembly plant where it manufactures the Mustang. Ford will stop production of the Transit at its Kansas City assembly plant next week but will continue to make the F-150 truck.

Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant will operate one shift next week instead of the usual three.

by David Shepardson

Reuters

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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