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Supply Shortages Continue To Cause Problems

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Lansing Grand River Assembly Production
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It seems we have yet to get out of the woods when it comes to shortages, and once again, both Ford and General Motors are forced to halt production at their assembly plants for a short period. Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly plant, where the Ford Mustang is produced, has been suspended for this week. Additionally, GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly plant, where all variants of the Chevrolet Camaro, Cadillac CT4, and CT5 are produced, will be closed for this week as well.

The Latest On Ford Mustang And Chevy Camaro Production

According to WXYZ Detroit, Ford released a statement regarding the situation at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, “The global semiconductor shortage continues to affect Ford’s North American plants – along with automakers and other industries around the world. Behind the scenes, we have teams working on how to maximize production, with a continued commitment to building every high-demand vehicle for our customers with the quality they expect. All of our North American plants will run the week of April 4, except Flat Rock Assembly Plant.” Last year the assembly plant was also shut down in May because of the chip shortage.

2022 S550 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coastal Limited Edition Convertible
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Meanwhile, General Motors shut down the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant, not due to a chip shortage but parts in general. On Thursday, the company notified employees that it plans to resume production at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant on April 11. GM plant communications manager Eric Lacy told Lansing State Journal. The facility employs around 1,400 people. General Motors has not disclosed what parts are in demand for competitive reasons. Still, Lacy stated that the shortage is not due to a semiconductor chip shortage or the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Lacy also stated that United Auto Workers-represented GM employees impacted by the shutdown are covered through specific provisions in their labor agreements, so they will get about 75% of their compensation through a combination of unemployment and supplemental benefits.

Meanwhile at Stellantis, Dodge Charger and Challenger production continue at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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