A Detroit newspaper is "a bit ahead of the curve" in reporting that General Motors is increasing production to protect itself against a possible strike by Delphi Corp.'s UAW workers, a GM spokesman says.
The Detroit News reported Friday, Nov. 4, that GM has boosted parts orders and is running several plants on overtime despite sagging sales. But GM spokesman Stefan Weinmann says production boosts are based solely on product demand.
GM says it is not changing its fourth-quarter production plan. But it is adding a third shift at its Wilmington, Del., plant to meet demand for the Pontiac Solstice roadster. GM also will invest $20 million by early next year at its Shreveport, La., plant to boost production of the Hummer H3 SUV and Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-sized pickups.