GM to shutter Silverado production at U.S. plant for two weeks; Oshawa plant unaffected

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Published February 24, 2023 at 9:58 am

General Motors is getting ahead of itself at its Fort Wayne, Indiana plant and plans to shut down production of Chevrolet Silverado pick-up trucks – the biggest sellers in Chevy’s line-up – for two weeks next month to maintain preferred inventory levels.

Production at GM’s plant in Oshawa, which makes heavy-duty and regular models of the Silverado – will be unaffected.

The automaker likes to produce a 50- to 60-day supply of vehicles to avoid having trucks languish too long on dealer lots. The Fort Wayne plant exceeded that level for both the Silverado and its cousin, the GMC Sierra, in December and while production continued sales remained flat, leading to the decision to shutter operations for two weeks, starting March 27.

The two-week pause will give demand a chance to catch up with supply and clear out some of the accumulated unsold Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks.

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