GM Fort Wayne Assembly cancels shifts due to parts availability – WANE

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2009 file photo, the General Motors logo is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2009 file photo, the General Motors logo is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A parts availability issue at the General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly plant has forced the cancellation of Tuesday’s second and third production shifts. Monday’s third shift and Tuesday’s first shift were cancelled late Monday afternoon.

Skilled trades and all second and third shift salaried employees are supposed to report at their normal times and anyone else required to work will be contacted by their superviser, according to an email sent out by Stephanie Jentgen, Plant Communication Manager.

The shift cancellations were forced because of an equipment breakdown at a parts supplier and repairs are underway, according to Jentgen.  She noted that the issue will not affect any GM customers as it’s typical for schedules to flex to meet business and market demands. For competitive reasons, GM does not identify specific parts suppliers.

At this time, Wednesday’s first shift is scheduled to report to work as normal.

Jentgen pointed employees to the GM Fort Wayne Information Line at (866) 503-7755 for the most up-to-date schedule information.

 

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