GM Adds a Month to Spring Hill Downtime

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Dan Strumpf from the Associated Press: As part of a larger General Motors Corp. production slowdown, a GM spokeswoman at Spring Hill says the plant will extend its downtime for the holidays by more than a month because of market conditions. Spring Hill plant spokeswoman Kate Neary said Friday that the holiday begins December 24 for GM's 3,481 employees at Spring Hill. She said production at the plant that makes the new Chevrolet Traverse had been set to resume January 5. That date has been moved to February 9. Neary said about two-thirds of employees are involved in production.

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There's been more and more talk lately about Saturn and Opel collaborating on future models. The two General Motors brands hope to gain synergies across their lineups, and share in their respective markets, by more closely aligning their models. The result will be a set of vehicles that will cater to a customer base that will span multiple continents.