Louis Rocha, vice president of UAW Local 5960, confirmed yesterday, December 19th, that the Orion Assembly Center in Lake Orion is not manufacturing a single vehicle this week in order to reduce inventory levels.
The automaker’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, where GM manufactures the Chevrolet Volt among other vehicles, is also idling production this week.
Employees at the Orion Assembly Center, where the automaker builds the subcompact Chevrolet Sonic and small Buick Verano, will return to work on January 2nd. GM officials refused to give information regarding the Orion or Detroit-Hamtramck downtime.
“We don’t discuss scheduling issues,” said Orion Assembly plant spokesman Kevin Nadrowski. “We build what the market demand is.”