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The Big Three (F, GM, FIATY.PK) automakers will cut back on summer shutdowns at factories with...

The Big Three (F, GM, FIATY.PK) automakers will cut back on summer shutdowns at factories with production goals being setting higher. GM won't shut down its factories at all while Ford and Chrysler will trim their shutdown schedule. At the moment, Japanese automakers (HMC, TM, NSANY.OB) still have a week scheduled for a summer plant shutdown.
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  • bbro
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    This will screw with the seasonal adjustments in the jobless claims numbers....
    22 May 2013, 08:04 AM Reply Like
  • Raymondalpha
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    GM usually does a maintenance shutdown to upgrade the equipment and set them up for the 2014 product line. Maybe they are more advanced that the other manufacturers such that they use some of the third shift time to do those changes, probably up to four hours per shift along several days, so the plant is always busy. That will take more time to apply the changes, but keeps the workers occupied instead of getting a forced vacation. Nicely done!
    22 May 2013, 08:18 AM Reply Like
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