General Motors is temporarily closing its Wentzville Mo midsized truck assembly series for 2 weeks from 29 March in an effort to address the shortage of the semi-conductor chip that’s affecting automotive industry majorly.
The facility at present creates GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado pickups alongside GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express vans, with the latter not being affected by this suspension.
In the recent weeks, General Motors has suspended production at many factories that develop small SUVs and cars to emphasize supplies of semi-conductor chips needed for manufacturing huge trucks. However, a feature that aids fuel saving has been discontinued for remaining months of the year on a few trucks.
The company has further announced that it is extending downtime at the Michigan’s Lansing Grand River Assembly plant, which manufactures the Chevrolet Camaro, andthe Cadilac CT6 and CT4. The factory was shut on 15 March and is scheduled for a reopen on 12 April.
The three remaining North American plants of General Motors that were shut on 8 February will continue to have their production activitysuspended until April, said a spokesperson for General Motors.
Notably, the automobile makers have been fighting the supply constraint of semi-conductor chips since the beginning of this year, post the coronavirus pandemic sent the tech demands surging and limiting the supply of these components.