GM Plant Employees Skip Lunch to Keep Up with GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado Demand

The employees of the GM truck plant in Wentzville, Missouri are sacrificing their lunch breaks to keep up with GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado demand. How’s that for dedicated employees? According to Automotive News, the plant has ditched unpaid lunch breaks as a part of a larger schedule revamp, adding 18 minutes of production time per employee during the day.

GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado Demand

That might not seem like much, but when combined with the addition of 1,000 new part-time employees to cover Saturday and Sunday shifts, GM hopes to increase production to 2,000 units per month, a gain of about 3,500 units per year.

The plant currently operates on a three-shift system and has about 3,500 hourly employees. These changes will eliminate wasted time between shifts and during lunch breaks, improving overall efficiency.

GM’s pickup sales are surging, thanks to low gas prices and the trucks’ impressive reviews and performance. The mid-size pickups are reaping the benefits of having nearly zero competitors in the segment and being desirable for shoppers who want the utility of a pickup but prefer something smaller and more fuel efficient.

Stop by Hanner Chevy today to see why we can’t keep the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon in stock!

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