GM's Orion Plant To Shut Down Week Of August 23rd From Lack Of Parts
UAW Local 5960 member Kimberly Fuhr inspects a Chevrolet Bolt EV during vehicle production on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)

General Motors’ Orion Assembly Plant in Lake Orion, Michigan will be shut down for at least a week because of shortages in the semiconductor industry.

A message from Orion Assembly Plant Director Reuben Jones was sent out to team members this morning. The note relayed that the plant was going to be shut down the week of August 23rd as a result of industry-wide shortages of semiconductors.

Team members who are still needed will be contacted by their department leaders, while everyone else will not be utilized.

The Orion Assembly Facility manufactures the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. It employs over 1,100 employees including 1,000 hourly and 146 salaried workers. It was opened in 1983 and covers 4.3 million square feet over 433 acres.