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GM Eliminating 600 Jobs at Ingersoll, Ontario Plant as Terrain Production Moves to Mexico

GM Eliminating 600 Jobs at Ingersoll, Ontario Plant as Terrain Production Moves to Mexico

 Source:Automotive News | Publication date: Jan 27, 2017 | Author(s):Greg Layson

General Motors will be cutting 600 jobs from its CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario as the company shifts production of the new GMC Terrain to Mexico. Canadian union Unifor says that the job losses are permanent.

As part of the announcement, the union also indicated that the facility’s production of the current generation of the Chevrolet Equinox will end a year earlier than expected. Manufacturing of the outgoing model was originally set to be phased out in the summer of 2018.

According to Unifor Local 88 President Dan Borthwick, GM was hiring new employees as recently as earlier this month, making the cuts a “total shock” and an indication that the company “certainly had a change of mind.”

For its part, GM spokeswoman Jennifer Wright says that the company “provided Unifor advanced notification of labor impacts related to product changeovers and transition at its CAMI facility.”

The collective agreement between workers at the CAMI plant and General Motors expires in September.

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  1. member12
    Between the Terrain, Envision, and Equinox....GM is going to have three crossovers on the same chassis that will be sourced from three different plants out of three different countries.
    Dequindre
    mrickan
    The automakers maintain that production commitments were all decided 3-5 years ago so whether they get praised or criticized for recent moves it's almost certainly a coincidence.

    Trump hasn't elaborated much about the trade situation with Canada but because it's balanced it's tough to imagine that this will win GM any favors. This move just compounds the deficit with Mexico.

    No matter which way you slice it, it's clear that GM sees the Canadian contribution to its bailout as an afterthought.


    True, but apparently this plant was hiring as early as this January.

    It seems like one GM Canada plant is at risk of closing any way you slice it. It simply doesn't make sense to have two or more GM Canada plants running under capacity.
    mrickan
    Dequindre
    Hmm... I wonder if this unexpected announcement has anything to do with Trump (and rethinking of their plant alignment)?


    The automakers maintain that production commitments were all decided 3-5 years ago so whether they get praised or criticized for recent moves it's almost certainly a coincidence.

    Trump hasn't elaborated much about the trade situation with Canada but because it's balanced it's tough to imagine that this will win GM any favors. This move just compounds the deficit with Mexico.

    No matter which way you slice it, it's clear that GM sees the Canadian contribution to its bailout as an afterthought.
    Dequindre
    Hmm... I wonder if this unexpected announcement has anything to do with Trump (and rethinking of their plant alignment)?
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