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General Motors is scheduling downtime at its Orion Assembly and Oshawa factories to adjust the supply of several models. This is at least the third planned idling at Orion this year.

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Potential Game-Changing 50-State Electric Vehicle Coming Soon

GM says it will build the 200-mile all-electric Bolt in Detroit, but doesn't say when production will start.

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GM will be shutting down its Orion, MI factory for seven weeks, starting February 16, as it attempts to move over 35,000 unsold vehicles built last year.

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Nothing like a hot Michigan summer to power a few homes.

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When production of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano kicks off this fall, 40 percent of the energy that powers General Motors' Orion Assembly Plant will come from methane captured from a nearby landfill site. This use of the landfill gas will reduce GM's energy costs by $1.1 million a year and cut the amount of greenhouse gases, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides released into the atmosphere.

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Over the years, we've heard of the supposed vast riches of the United Auto Worker. When accounting for health care and legacy costs, the typical UAW floor-sweeper earns over $70 per hour. The hard truth, however, is that even the tenured line worker receives less than half that amount in their paycheck before taxes, and about 20 percent of the UAW workforce makes only $14 per hour.

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A group of union members are reportedly unhappy about the two-tier wage system that the United Auto Workers agreed to for the General Motors Orion Township plant. According to the Detroit Free Press, around 100 current and retired union workers from three states descended on the UAW's Detroit headquarters to protest the move on Saturday.

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Chevrolet Aveo – Click above for high-res image galery

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Buick Excelle GT (Verano) – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Chevy Aveo show car – Click above to enlarge

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Chinese Market Buick Excelle – Click above for high-res image gallery

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