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With the sales of the new GMT900 platform SUV's still strong, GM is looking ahead to assure that future inventory doesn't overrun demand as it has in the recent past. The company announced today that it will be reducing production in three plants that produce the GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade, and Chevrolet Tahoe from 56.5 vehicles per hour to a nice even 50. The plants will remain closed for the first half of January, extending the normal 1-week holiday shutdown to three, and then resume production at the reduced rate.

GM expects some staffing adjustments to occur, but has not yet determined how the slow down will affect employees at each assembly plant, which are located in Janesville, WI, Arlington, TX, and Silao, Mexico.

[Source: Automotive News]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      This is awesome!!! Great work GM. Ford take note. Good job GM. Curb it to the level where you have about 20 days of inventory left. You will sell for full price. Dealers finally make money. Poor salesman wil make a bit, and consumer will make the most. The vehicle will now be worth something in 4 years. Great all around. Ford sucks.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe a lesson learned from Chrysler?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hope that GM will be reigning in sales while it is reining its production. Or will sales continue to wane (mainly on the plain)?
      • 8 Years Ago
      # 5 your a complete idiot.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "...This is awesome!!! Great work GM. Ford take note."

      Hey Moron...Ford was first to cut production on Trucks/SUVs...GM's just follwoing Ford's lead.

      "...Expect Ford to reduce truck production soon."

      Where have you people been? Ford announced production cuts months ago for the 4Q. I think it was in late August/early September when it was announced. They also recently announced (past couple of weeks) that they would slow production even more in the 1Q of 2007.

      Chrysler should be the one taking notes.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't care if the stealers or the "poor salesman" makes any money. How can you sell 50 cars an hour?! That's mind boggling that there are 50 suckers an hour, 24/7, willing to plunk down major cash for a car- any car!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Smart move and great job on the current new GMT900 platform. The Yukon and Tahoe are great looking trucks. The Escalade is still Cheesy and too Ghetto Fab for my taste.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Very smart! They are finally getting it! This move will pay off.

      PS - #10, you are 100% correct
      • 8 Years Ago
      Expect Ford to reduce truck production soon.
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow, someone hates gm....

      good to see that gm has some sense now and is noticing that the hype of the 900 suv's is over and the demand is going to level off (which happens with every new vehicle) and decided to level off production. if only chrysler would do the same......