LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)– The General Motors Lansing Delta plant will close Monday, and not resume production until at least August.
A spokesperson for the plant confirms the halt in production to 6 News and says this is a result of a continued shortage in semiconductors. General Motors issued the following statement on Thursday.
“The global semiconductor shortage remains complex and very fluid, but GM’s global purchasing and supply chain, engineering and manufacturing teams continue to find creative solutions and make strides working with the supply base to maximize production of our highest-demand and capacity-constrained vehicles, including full-size trucks and SUVs for our customers.
In addition, shipments of Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickups built at Wentzville Assembly in Missouri increased by about 30,000 total units from mid-May through July 14 as the team completed dynamic vehicle testing on units held at the plant due to semiconductor disruptions. Production of Colorado and Canyon at Wentzville will resume as planned on Monday, July 19 following its scheduled launch-related downtime to prepare for the next-generation mid-size trucks.
These most recent scheduling adjustments are being driven by temporary parts shortages caused by semiconductor supply constraints from international markets experiencing COVID-19 restrictions. We expect it to be a near-term issue.”
The Grand River plant will remain open, it temporarily seized production in May. That shutdown was also due to a shortage in semiconductors, that occurred from the high demand for electronics at the beginning of the pandemic as many bought electronics to work from home, play video games and attend school remotely.
Other closures include:
- San Luis Potosi Assembly (SLP) in Mexico will take downtime beginning the week of July 19 and continuing through the week of July 26.
- Ramos Assembly in Mexico will take downtime beginning the week of July 19 and continuing through the week of July 26.
- Lansing Delta Township Assembly in Michigan will take downtime beginning the week of July 19 and continuing through the week of July 26.
- Spring Hill Assembly in Tennessee will take downtime beginning the week of July 19 and continuing through the week of July 26.
- Downtime at CAMI Assembly In Ontario, Canada will be extended through the week of August. 16.