GM Layoffs Scaled Back

By: News 10
By: News 10

GM says it's parts shortage is not a severe as first feared. The automaker says both the first and second shifts at Lansing Delta Township Assembly will be operating on Monday.

The third shift remains on layoff because vital parts for the vehicles produced at Lansing Delta were interrupted when a fire spread through the Howell plant that makes the parts. However, the third shift will be restored on Tuesday.

Overtime hours previously scheduled for this Saturday remain canceled.

Officials are still trying to determine how much damage was caused by a fire at a southeast Michigan factory that makes interior components for a number of car companies.

About a quarter of the production area and some equipment were damaged Wednesday at the Magna International Inc. plant in Livingston County's Howell Township.

A Magna spokeswoman says the company is still assessing the damage but hopes to reopen at least part of the plant.

General Motors plants in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Canada on Thursday canceled production shifts because of the fire.

Ford Motor Co., Chrysler LLC and Nissan Motor Co. didn't cut production but were monitoring the situation.

Magna is looking into whether other factories can make the same parts.

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