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Old 11-30-2010, 08:54 AM   #1
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Oshawa GM plant adds 700 workers for 2011 Camaro Convertible production

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/sto...oshawa-gm.html

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The Canadian Press - GM Canada has added 700 employees to support a second shift on its flex line at the Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant. The automaker says the additional workers are needed in preparation for the 2011 launch of the Chevrolet Camaro convertible and the all-new Buick Regal.

These models will be built alongside the Chevrolet Camaro coupe.

GM says the Camaro convertible is slated to begin production in January while the Buick Regal will ramp up production in early spring.
The new shift on the flex line comes just weeks after the addition of a third shift on a different line to support increased production for the Chevrolet Equinox.

GM says the two new shifts have secured more than 1,300 jobs for Oshawa, recalling all production workers along with the hiring of more than 300 new employees.

'Positive sign'

In a statement issued early Tuesday, Industry Minister Tony Clement hailed GM's announcement as a "positive sign for Canada's auto industry." "A healthy automotive industry is a critical part of the Canadian economy. It provides opportunities to our skilled workforce and significant economic benefits to Canada," said Clement.

General Motors had collapsed into bankruptcy only to be saved by Canadian and U.S. taxpayers, returned to life as a public company earlier this month.

During a restructuring, the company received billions of dollars from the U.S., Canadian and Ontario governments.
The automaker recently issued North America's largest initial public stock offering worth $23 billion US.
Clement said the hirings at the Oshawa plant are further evidence that assisting the automaker was "the right decision to make. "
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:02 AM   #2
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:45 AM   #3
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Old news. They started work a month ago. As usual the news about GM always shows up late.

And you should see some of the new verts coming down the line right now. Quite spiffy.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:20 AM   #4
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What verts are being done now, pre-production or special order?

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Old 11-30-2010, 11:25 AM   #5
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cool news!! good work GM
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:29 AM   #6
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Anytime GM is hiring it's good news, whether it's in Canada or the US! Nice to hear.
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:08 PM   #7
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Already made my donation ,and glad to do so.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:08 PM   #8
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on the increased Equinox production.

They just can't build those things fast enough!!


Great news for GM.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:16 PM   #9
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I'm trying to do my part. Just ordered an Equinox to keep the Camaro company...and to make my wife happy. She deserves it!
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:18 PM   #10
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Great news IMO! Go GM!!
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:12 AM   #11
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They are demo models and select salable units from what I understand. Half of them leaving the plant have window stickers on them.

But we are only up to 8/9 a day. Where we are supposed to be building 16 a day until official launch.

So far we'd are building a total combined 470 camaros a shift. More or less. Factor in line downtime and training for the second shift workers.
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:38 AM   #12
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Shouldn't this be put in the Canada section? If the BBOMG stuff is, so should this.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:12 PM   #13
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This is good news for GM, but it could be GREAT news if these jobs were in the USA!!!!!
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:18 PM   #14
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This is good news for GM, but it could be GREAT news if these jobs were in the USA!!!!!
Agreed, Joined the military after working for GM a few times. Even worked at the proving grounds in PHX before it was closed.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:18 PM   #15
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This is good news for GM, but it could be GREAT news if these jobs were in the USA!!!!!
Not really. Plus quality would tank.
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That is great news. Adding jobs anywhere is a plus.

I'm hoping that we can actually tour the Camaro Plant this time around next August for the Annual Buyers and Builders funtion - now wouldn't that be just awesome!!
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^ have you seen the ultimate factories episode on the camaro plant? pretty cool. don't really feel the need to see it in person myself, look that up on youtube if it interests you.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:32 PM   #18
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That is great news. Adding jobs anywhere is a plus.

I'm hoping that we can actually tour the Camaro Plant this time around next August for the Annual Buyers and Builders funtion - now wouldn't that be just awesome!!
That would be great we are planning on going!
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This is good news for GM, but it could be GREAT news if these jobs were in the USA!!!!!
Not from where I sit.

GREAT = Canada AND the U.S.A.

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you may get your wish, Gm internally announced that they are looking for sometime in the summer for the openhouse.
August 4-6 is the perfect weekend to coincide with the Buyers and Builders event (hint hint).. I'm drving up to Oshawa that weekend from North Carolina(got family in Watertown, NY). Hope to meet a lot of awesome people!
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:40 PM   #21
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Awesome !!

This is good for both GM AND Canada...
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Not really. Plus quality would tank.


lol.... Canada= High quality? That is to funny....
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lol.... Canada= High quality? That is to funny....

EXCUSE ME????? First off, you were replying to someone who built your car and secondly, no other car plant in thee WORLD has earned more JD Powers awards for quality. Get educated....
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