General Motors in Canada has said that in order to meet 'exceptional customer demand', Chevrolet Equinox production has now stepped up with over 600 employees working on a third shift at the Oshawa Assembly Plant.

Just weeks after the start of regular production for Equinox in Oshawa, the third shift marks the final stage of the previously announced capacity increases for the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.

“In one-third of the time it would normally take, our teams at Oshawa and CAMI have quickly implemented innovative solutions to satisfy incredible customer demand for these popular vehicles,” said Kevin Williams, president and managing director of General Motors of Canada.

“The successful implementation of these unique capacity increases reflects the new agility and customer focus that drives every business decision we make.” 

To help maintain quality and productivity, a portion of the new shift will overlap the preceding shift for the next two weeks. This, says GM, will ensure that best practices are passed on during third shift ramp-up, leading to the highest-possible quality of vehicle builds.

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