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Silverado and Sierra Plants In Michigan Shut Down Due To Extreme Cold Temps

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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
1-30-2019

Record cold temperatures have forced the shutdown of manufacturing plants, including those that produce the Chevrolet Camaro, Chevy Traverse, Sierra, and Silverado models. In all, 17 plants have been closed for multiple shifts. 

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It isn't the cold itself that is the problem, but rather limitations on the supply of natural gas to the Consumers Energy utility that supplies power to these plants. The cold already was placing a high demand on the infrastructure, but a fire at a Detroit-area natural gas compressor facility made the situation worse. 

 

The Lansing State Journal has reported that plants in Lansing Delta Township Assembly, Lansing Grand River Assembly, Lansing Regional Stamping and Lansing Grand River Stamping as well as plants in Flint, Pontiac, Bay City, Saginaw, Warren and Orion Township have all missed shifts. The situation is also affecting Ford and FCA America plants. 

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That's ok.  No harm done.  Let the employees stay home and safe. 

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No kidding, especially with that cold. 

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Is this a crafty way of hiding that they couldn't afford to pay the heating bill? Hmmm ... 

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