Change is coming to the line-up at Cami Ingersoll, but it won’t impact staffing levels at the GM plant.
The next generation of the Chevrolet Equinox begins production at the facility Monday, and will eventually be the sole focus of the plant.
“The current model of the Equinox is to run to summer of 2018, the current model of the GMC Terrain is to run to this summer, June,” said Unifor Local 88 President Dan Borthwick.
“The next generation of the Equinox begins on January 9th, and it’s going to increase to full production until late February, beginning of March, and that should take through, hopefully a few more years.”
Hundreds of jobs were added at the plant leading up to the addition of the new model.
“What we’re hearing right now is the staffing requirements will remain steady at the plant, no job loss, and that’s because of the overlapping of the models, and the projected demand for the new Equinox also.”
Borthwick says they take a lot of pride when there’s a positive response to vehicles built at their facility like the Equinox.
Cami Ingersoll employs nearly 3,000 workers, the highest staffing level ever.