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v6sonoma 12-16-2010 10:54 AM

GM slows production at plants due to winter storms. Camaro affected.
 
Seems like crappy weather causing road closings has made GM slow or stop production at some of the Canadian plants. The Camaro is one of the affected models. So if yours is on order you might have to wait a bit longer. :(

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/12/15/r...e-to-canadian/
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If you think early winter weather is causing you headaches this season, you should hear what General Motors and Ford are putting up with. The companies have seen production slow in at least seven of their manufacturing facilities in Canada and the Midwest thanks to road closings. According to Bloomberg, The General was forced to either slow or stop production of at least eight models, including the Chevrolet Equinox, Camaro and Impala as well as the Cadillac CTS and STS. And Ford hasn't fared much better – the Blue Oval has brought production of at least six models to a stop.

Among the FoMoCo casualties of this week's winter wonderland? The Flex, Edge and Explorer, but work was also held up on the Lincoln MKT and MKS. Additionally, the slowdown may impact the automakers' fourth-quarter results, since most carmakers record their revenue when vehicles are assembled at the plant.

Interestingly enough, Chrysler, which operates facilities in Canada, has apparently not had to slow or stop production because of the weather. Likewise, the Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio is operating normally so far this season.

LadyT_SS 12-16-2010 03:03 PM

Aww man that sucks! I just ordered mine 3 days ago!

CamaroSkooter 12-16-2010 03:05 PM

LadyT_SS, when you get yours in, you better join us on Friday nights to show off your new car :)

stray bullitt 12-16-2010 03:06 PM

Phew! Mine came off the line last week.:)

KeeBee 12-16-2010 03:22 PM

They need to build a plant here in Texas! ;) Won't have issues with snow.

cphelan 12-16-2010 03:27 PM

MY dealership warned me ahaed of time about this issue so, I've factored that into my wait.....doesnt make it any easier but.....I've waited this long I guess I can continue to wait.

midnighter 12-16-2010 03:28 PM

"When it rains, it pours. When it snows, it slows."

2010 SSRS 12-16-2010 03:39 PM

damn Winter

Char1ieone 12-16-2010 03:47 PM

Awwwww!

tom692010 12-16-2010 04:28 PM

Glad mine came in 18 months ago.

25thanniversary 12-16-2010 04:29 PM

that sucks

NoynuR 12-16-2010 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by CamaroSkooter (Post 2643982)
LadyT_SS, when you get yours in, you better join us on Friday nights to show off your new car :)


Invite me invite me!!!

billmiller8 12-16-2010 06:01 PM

GM SLOWS PRODUCTION AT OSHAWA PLANT
 
Is it because of the snow ? or is it because of the Holidays ?

I worked for General Motors for 30 yrs and I have never seen them shut down for snow, but they do shut down alot of plants for the Holidays normally between Christmas eve and New Years, and some plants longer.

TooCool5 12-16-2010 06:20 PM

Winter :chevy::thumbdown:

oshawainsider 12-16-2010 06:30 PM

Relax all who are waiting for their new cars, everything is back to normal. Only lost about a shift . Problem was a highway closing due to snow whiteouts and drifting. Had over 300 vehicles stranded for as long as 24 hours, but all is well now and the parts are flowing again.

http://http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/M...geddon/?&pic=7

80Zedder 12-16-2010 06:43 PM

yes we are back to into the full swing of things again.

We were only working for 5 1/2 hours for the past week and 2 days, last three including tomrrow are full 8 hours.

see what next week brings before xmas shutdown.

Ravirn 12-16-2010 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by KeeBee (Post 2644042)
They need to build a plant here in Texas! ;) Won't have issues with snow.

I had a chat with one of the "higher ups" at the GM plant in Oshawa about why they don't have auto plants in the South.

Humidity.
And salt water.

Both factors = EXTREMELY bad conditions for building cars. So much so that the cost of air conditioning the entire plant far outweighs any problem with snow in the north. Granted, their test was done in Miami, but they said smaller tests were done across the South with similar results.

Better cold than rusted.

80Zedder 12-16-2010 07:03 PM

Not to mention we put out a higher quality product then any other plant (y)

bobmac427 12-16-2010 07:35 PM

Build'em in Kentucky along side the Corvette.
Great quality build coming out of that factory.
American car - American jobs.

Why did we bail out GM and they are still building cars outside the USA? :iono:

CamaroCanuck 12-16-2010 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by billmiller8 (Post 2644644)
Is it the Snow ? o ris it the Holidays ?

I worked for General Motors for 30 yrs and they never shut the plants down for Snow, now between Chrismas Eve and New Years they shut all the plants down for the Holidays and some plants even longer.

It's snow. There's been a crazy amount of the white sh!t falling in Southern Ontario this December.

There were hundreds of people traped in there cars for 24 hours this week up here.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1837115/

Sc0rPs 12-16-2010 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by KeeBee (Post 2644042)
They need to build a plant here in Texas! ;) Won't have issues with snow.

You guys may not get snow but you get nasty storms and possible hurricane hits! Come to Vancouver Camaro factory!!! No snow or storms here, okay maybe a week of snow... :cool:

Dmerk 12-16-2010 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by CamaroCanuck (Post 2644936)
It's snow. There's been a crazy amount of the white sh!t falling in Southern Ontario this December.

There were hundreds of people traped in there cars for 24 hours this week up here.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1837115/

It's absolutely insane in Ontario right now! They've shut down almost everything. No mail, no highways, no flights, no Camaros :(

RRrumbLE 12-16-2010 09:03 PM

[QUOTE=CamaroCanuck]It's snow. There's been a crazy amount of the white sh!t falling in Southern Ontario this December...QUOTE]

:word: We feel yer pain here in Minne. Sorry to hear about all the people trapped. These temps are nothing to screw around with.

I'm keeping my Camaro safe and warm underground for now. :chevy:

SuperSport17 12-16-2010 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by bobmac427 (Post 2644875)
Build'em in Kentucky along side the Corvette.
Great quality build coming out of that factory.
American car - American jobs.

Why did we bail out GM and they are still building cars outside the USA? :iono:

My friend, the government of Canada has put in money to bail out GM. $10.6 Billion Dollars and that Oshawa plant that builds OUR camaros has some of the best build quality in North America if not THE best.

Camarodriver 12-16-2010 10:49 PM

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WHEW! I took delivery of my 2SS just last week! It was produced Dec 2nd, just missed slowing my new car order down. No matter anyways, it's covered in snow and ice now parked in my cold, Montreal driveway. eB


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