General Motors reportedly has shut a Canadian plant due to supply chain shortages.
The CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, which makes BrightDrop electric delivery vans, had already been closed for a month but was expected to open again at the end of July.
A Unifor union representative said high demand for the vans’ Ultium batteries made in Ohio led to the Canada shutdown.
A GM spokesperson denied that claim saying it was a “parts availability issue”.
GM Canada’s Monte Doran told the Detroit Free Press by email: “CAMI observed GM’s annual summer shutdown the weeks of July 3 and July 10. We extended shutdown for the weeks of July 17 and July 24 to help us manage through parts availability issues with regular operations resuming on Monday, July 31.”
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