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#1 craig1971

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:45 PM

I just saw a special last night on the east coast on Channel 4 with Brian Williams. They discussed the addition of a third shift at the Flint, Michigan GM truck plant. It looks like production is increasing and the 2500 HD being a good seller is boosting sales. They did mention however that GM has paid back about $21 billion of the $45 Billion received from the government. I hope GM sales increase and new dealers come back to my area.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:40 PM

Always good news.....Hopefully they will hire more people to work those shifts at regular salary. Would hate to see the price of GM's go up again because their workers are getting $100.00 an hour.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

Great to read sales expanding and employment created.

Having worked (not in automotive trades) on all three shifts, I am a tad leary about getting a new vehicle manufactured on the graveyard shift.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:02 PM

I wouldn't be leary about a grave shift-built vehicle at all; some of the best work done by some of the best people took place on grave shift when I worked in public rail transit (BART). Shift differential and a lack of overbearing managers skulking about were but two of the many advantages of working that shift.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:49 PM

We do not make $100 an hour and yes current laid off employees get the chance to transfer in after all laid off workers from that plant are called back.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

We do not make $100 an hour and yes current laid off employees get the chance to transfer in after all laid off workers from that plant are called back.


That's good news! (i didn't really mean $100.00 an hour, that was an exaggeration)
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:23 PM

Having worked (not in automotive trades) on all three shifts, I am a tad leary about getting a new vehicle manufactured on the graveyard shift.


I wouldn't be leary about a grave shift-built vehicle at all; some of the best work done by some of the best people took place on grave shift when I worked in public rail transit (BART). Shift differential and a lack of overbearing managers skulking about were but two of the many advantages of working that shift.


I work in a medical production facility and the 12 hour night shift, along with the 8 hour night shift, consistently produce much more product with fewer quality issues and returns. I honestly would rather receive something built on a night shift.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:19 PM

I don't exactly recall the number of hours to build a truck, but I'm positive it took more than 8 hours from dropping a floor pan into the sytem in the body shop & the finished truck drove off the "flat top". They might start the assembly on 1 shift & it'll be finished on another.
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