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Old 12-16-2010, 05:30 PM   #15
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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.


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Old 12-16-2010, 05:43 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:48 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:03 PM   #18
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Not to mention we put out a higher quality product then any other plant (y)
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:35 PM   #19
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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?
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:57 PM   #20
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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/
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #21
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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...
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:58 PM   #22
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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 :(
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:03 PM   #23
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[QUOTE=CamaroCanuck]It's snow. There's been a crazy amount of the white sh!t falling in Southern Ontario this December...QUOTE]

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.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:27 PM   #24
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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?
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.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:49 PM   #25
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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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Old 12-16-2010, 10:37 PM   #26
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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?
Because AmeriCan't?

seriously, i cant believe the ignorance of some people on here. Why doesent the world ship all offshore production to the states? will you be happy then?

christ, the camaro is a WORLD car, not a AMERICAN car, far from it.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:39 PM   #27
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Because AmeriCan't?

seriously, i cant believe the ignorance of some people on here. Why doesent the world ship all offshore production to the states? will you be happy then?

christ, the camaro is a WORLD car, not a AMERICAN car, far from it.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:29 PM   #28
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new camaro is a car from an american company, designed by a korean and built in canada. that's how the world is these days. WELCOME TO THE 21st CENTURY!

and man, i guess my estimated 2 month wait will be a little longer. what can i do, right?
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