Manufacturing

Outlook, Vue Engine Plant Receives Prestigious "Landfill-Free" Status

In celebration of Earth Day, Saturn posted some information about just a few of Saturn's latest environmental initiatives on the company's ImSaturn website yesterday.

Midday Update: Talks Resume Sunday Morning Between Delta Workers, GM

The Lansing State Journal reports this afternoon that union leaders at GM's Delta Township manufacturing plant in Michigan where the Saturn Outlook is made have and GM leaders have returned to the bargaining table.

Union Warns Aura, Malibu Plant of Possible Strike

From the Kansas City Business Journal: Union employees at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant issued a letter warning the company that they will strike on Tuesday unless progress is made toward getting a new contract. Jeff Manning, president of United Auto Workers Local 31, said the previous contract expired in September.

UAW Strikes Outlook Crossover Plant

From AutoWeek: Production of General Motors' trio of hot-selling crossovers - the Saturn Outlook, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia - skidded to a halt on Thursday morning when UAW hourly workers struck a GM plant near Lansing, Michigan.

Walkout at GM Stops Production of Popular Models

From USA Today: Union workers struck a General Motors plant in Delta Township, Michigan, Thursday that makes some of GM's most successful and important vehicles, and were preparing to strike today at a plant in Warren that makes transmissions for most GM models, including the award-winning Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Malibu.

Parts Strike Leaves Outlook Plant Short

From the Lansing State Journal: The General Motors' Lansing Delta Township plant is running out of parts to make hot-selling crossover vehicles because of a strike at Alliance Interiors. And it has forced the Detroit automaker to reduce production at the factory that makes the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook.

Going Green at Lansing Saturn

From MiLife MiTimes: When rain falls upon the Lansing, Michigan plant where Saturn builds one of its models, they do something pretty noteworthy with the rainwater. They recycle it.

Wilmington Plant Moving to Two Shifts

General Motors' Boxwood Assembly Plant in Wilmington, Delaware will be eliminating the third shift at the facility beginning April 14th. The plant builds the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice roadsters, as well as the Opel GT and Daewoo G2X, which are exported for sale in Europe and Korea, respectively.

Environmental Features of the Ramos Arizpe Manufacturing Facility

Ramos Arizpe Environmental Features

Read about some of the environmental features incorporated over the past few years into General Motors' Ramos Arizpe, Mexico manufacturing complex. Saturn's 2008 Vue sport-utility is built at the Mexican plant. These points were highlighted in a pamphlet handed out by Saturn on their year's auto show circuit.

An Inside Perspective: Retooling Spring Hill

To many fans, the former Saturn manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee is a big part of the brand's heritage. The sheer number of emails I've received about the plant from Saturn owners over the years speaks volumes for the appreciation customers have for the work – on both the union and management sides – that was done at the facility.

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Video: GM "Beautiful Blue" Olympic Television Ad Features Saturn Sky, Flextreme

If you watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics Friday night, you saw the General Motors television ad that caused quite a stir in the Saturn community over the weekend. The sleek, red Saturn-badged vehicle that flashed across the screen at the end of the commercial had folks asking, "was that a Saturn?" Indeed, it was.