Lansing Craft Centre Takes Production Break

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A backlog of unsold Chevrolet SSR roadsters has led General Motors Corp. to halt production for five weeks at its Lansing Craft Centre, the automaker says.

Through the end of November, the plant's 500 employees had made 15,055 SSRs this year, but GM had sold only 8,538 of the $42,555 retro-style roadsters, according to Automotive News.

GM had a 301-day supply of the vehicles on hand at the end of November.

The Lansing plant will cut production from Jan. 3 through March 5. Salaried workers will report to work, while hourly workers will get unemployment and supplemental unemployment benefits totaling 95 percent of their net pay under terms of their United Auto Workers contract.