GM expects to gain about 3,000 vehicles from the extra shifts. The Moraine plant, which builds the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy and Oldsmobile Bravada, normally runs 120 hours over six days a week
and makes about 1,200 vehicles daily.
The need for extra shifts is driven partly by downtime at Moraine caused by a part shortage and a suspension recall, and strong demand for the vehicles.
Pending executive approval, the additional shifts will be a night shift Saturday, Sept. 8, a day shift Sept. 30, a night shift Oct. 14, and a night shift
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc., a just-in-time supplier of front axles, rear axles, stabilizer bars and driveshafts for the three sport-utilities, already is preparing to increase its weekly assembly schedule to six days during the weeks with extra shifts.