GM is following rival carmakers by shutting down some production lines because of the global semiconductor shortage. General Motors said Thursday that it is cutting production in eight plants across North America. The company is adding downtime for plants across the continent for approximately two weeks.Sep 2, 2021
GM is following rival carmakers by shutting down some production lines because of the global semiconductor shortage. General Motors said Thursday that it is cutting production in eight plants across North America. The company is adding downtime for plants across the continent for approximately two weeks.
The nation’s largest automaker and the rest of the global auto industry have been sporadically shutting down plants since late last year due to the semiconductor shortage, which has cut supplies on dealer lots and driven new vehicle prices to record levels. …
General Motors, parent company of Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, and Buick, said it was temporarily halting production at six of its North American factories as a result of the global chip shortage. … The halt in production will affect GM’s most profitable vehicles, including pickup trucks and SUVs.
The chip shortage will get worse before it gets better, said Fitch Solutions, and will only start to improve in 2022. … “We still only expect an overall improvement in the global supply of chips from mid-2022 onwards as new chip production capacity starts to come online.
GM extends closure of Ontario factory as semiconductor chip shortage deepens. General Motors Co. said on Tuesday it was extending production cuts at three North American plants until at least mid-March due to the global semiconductor chip shortage, while vehicles at two other factories would only be partially built.
The semiconductor chip shortage that is hamstringing the production of products ranging from cars and computers to appliances and toothbrushes will extend into 2022 and potentially beyond that, the CEO of semiconductor company Marvell Technology said.
Automakers are prioritizing their most profitable trucks and SUVs to protect their bottom lines. GM confirmed Thursday its Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Silao, Mexico, plants where the light-duty GMC Sierras and Chevrolet Silverados are made will be back to full production Monday after taking this week off.
“Between 1940 and 1960, GM built eight new industrial complexes in the Flint metropolitan area, but all of those were located in the suburbs. … According to Highsmith, when GM decided to leave the city of Flint in the 1980s, the city was already very segregated, and had a very small tax base to work with.
Located just north of downtown Flint, the modest-looking two-story brick building known as Factory One is dotted with pieces of unforgettable history. Among them is an original two-wheel road cart built by William Durant and his business partner, Dallas Dort, at this very site about 130 years ago.
The cause of the global chip crisis is a combination of different events with the snowball effect of the COVID-19 pandemic being the primary reason. Other causes have been attributed to the China–United States trade war and the 2021 drought in Taiwan.
A global shortage of computer chips has forced automakers to slash production. … The result has been far fewer vehicles on dealer lots, just as the waning pandemic has fueled a pent-up consumer demand for cars, trucks and SUVs.
What is the chip shortage? As the world shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many factories closed with it, making the supplies needed for chip manufacturing unavailable for months. Increased demand for consumer electronics caused shifts that rippled up the supply chain.
The company’s CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., — which makes the Equinox SUV — is included in the moves. “CAMI Assembly will extend downtime to include the weeks of Sept. 20 and Sept. 27, 2021,” the company told employees in a memo obtained by CBC News.
The microchip shortage isn’t over, but General Motors has made big strides in managing it. Beginning November 1, the company will have no plants idled by the chip shortage for the first time since mid-summer. The company began periodically shuttering factories due to a lack of needed chips in February.
On Dec. 20, the last vehicle will roll off the assembly line as the industry that defined Oshawa for 100 years closes its doors. But for all that the history of Oshawa is entwined with the history of GM, the city is no longer dependent upon cars and trucks for either its jobs or its identity.
The problem has been simmering since late 2020 and really started boiling in the spring of 2021, and now the Biden administration might start taking unusual steps to try and solve the issue. Without a change, some experts say the chip shortage could last until late 2023.
All new cars are built with a plethora of microchips onboard to control everything from window motors to navigation systems, and the auto manufacturing industry has been hard hit as chip shortages have caused production slowdowns. For consumers hungry for new cars, that means fewer are available.
Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger said last week on an earnings call. Mr. Gelsinger has said he expects shortages to last until 2023. Wait times for chip deliveries have continued to climb above a healthy threshold of 9-12 weeks.
GM forced to halt most large pickup truck production due to chip shortage. General Motors will halt most North American production of its profitable full-size pickup trucks next week due to the ongoing global shortage of semiconductor chips.
GM doubles chip shortage impact to 200,000 vehicles in second half of year, maintains guidance. GM now expects to withhold or cut production on about 200,000 vehicles in North America during the second half of the year. That’s double the 100,000 units that was expected when GM reported second-quarter earnings in August …
In the short term, automakers have been cutting the production of vehicles like cars that are not as much in demand and not as profitable as pickups and SUVs, so as to redirect chips from cars into the money-making vehicles. They also are building vehicles and parking them until chips become available.
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In 2014, Flint, Michigan was in deep trouble. To save money, the city’s managers decided to shift the water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Soon after, citizens began complaining about the water that flowed from their taps. Dr.
The study found that Flint water was “very corrosive” and “causing lead contamination in homes”. It concluded in its report that “Flint River water leaches more lead from plumbing than does Detroit water. This is creating a public health threat in some Flint homes that have lead pipe or lead solder.”
du Pont de Nemours and Co., a major chemical company, to divest itself of its 23 percent stock holding in General Motors Co. … From 1917 to 1919, DuPont invested $50 million in GM, becoming the automaker’s largest stockholder.
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