GM Plant Reopens After Snowstorm Shutdown 12-14-2010 - WNEM TV 5

GM Plant Reopens After Snowstorm Shutdown 12-14-2010

The winter storm pushing through the Midwest forced General Motors Co. to temporarily halt production at its Flint Truck Assembly plant on Tuesday.
Plant Communications Manager Tom Wickham told TV5 the facility is up and running normally as of Wednesday.
"We were able to run some production on second shift last night. No one was sent home," said Wickham in a news release.
GM initially said it sent workers home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday because of a parts shortage.
"We started up first shift today and expect to keep building through second shift and into tomorrow," said Wickham. "We are getting parts from Canada, but they are coming via Ohio, which is still dealing with the storm's effects."
Hazardous roads in Ontario have closed the Blue Water Bridge between Port Huron, Mich., and Sarnia, Ontario, to trucks.
Wickham said Tuesday that the storm means truck traffic is being routed to the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. GM makes heavy-duty Chevrolet and GMC Sierra crew and regular cab trucks at the plant, as well as light-duty Chevrolet Silverado crew and regular cab trucks.
About 2,000 people are employed at the plant. Employees are asked to continue to report to work at their regular times.
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