GM originally slated the plant to close in June 2019.
General Motors said Friday it would extend production at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant into January 2020. The automaker is currently restructuring its operations, cutting jobs and closing five plants in the U.S. and Canada. One of those plants was Detroit-Hamtramck, which currently produces the Cadillac CT6 and the Chevrolet Impala. While GM has confirmed the CT6 will live on past the plant’s closure, the Impala will now cease production in early 2020.
According to a Reuters report, Detroit Auto Workers’ union president Gary Jones praised GM’s decision. “We commend GM for today’s decision and we reiterate the importance of a collective bargaining process in times like these.” While General Motors stated it has job openings available for most of the displaced factory workers, some will inevitably have to find employment elsewhere when the plant inevitably closes.
GM released a short statement on its decision to extend production at Detroit-Hamtramck. “We are balancing production timing while continuing the availability of Cadillac advanced technology features currently included in the CT6-V, the Blackwing Twin-Turbo V-8 and Super Cruise.” When the company confirmed it would keep the CT6 in production, we were wondering at the time exactly how that would work. Now we know the CT6 will carry on along current assembly lines for the time being.
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