GM beefs up Canadian plant to make muscle car

There are 20 comments on the Nov 30, 2010, Detroit Free Press story titled GM beefs up Canadian plant to make muscle car. In it, Detroit Free Press reports that:

General Motors has added 700 workers to its Oshawa, Ontario, factory near Toronto to make the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible muscle car and the new Buick Regal midsize car, the company said Monday.

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Toronto, Canada

#1 Nov 30, 2010

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

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Dallas, TX.

#2 Nov 30, 2010
Good news-

Demand remains robust fir the Camaro.
JJFADS UAW HEAD GIVER

Miami, FL

#3 Nov 30, 2010
JJFADS wrote:
Good news-
Demand remains robust fir the Camaro.
Good news...for CANADA

US Taxpayer bailout helping create jobs for Canadians.

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Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#4 Nov 30, 2010
At last check Canada is North America. Further, Canada has a vested intrest in GM. Get back to the beach you silly libertarian.
JJFADS UAW HEAD GIVER

Miami, FL

#5 Nov 30, 2010
JJFADS wrote:
At last check Canada is North America. Further, Canada has a vested intrest in GM. Get back to the beach you silly libertarian.
At last check the American (NOT Canadian) auto manufacturer's bailout was to save AMERICAN jobs. Man are you a GM tool.
Former Canadian

Clinton, NC

#6 Nov 30, 2010
At last check you don't know what you are talking about. The funds were utilized not to save workers but to secure the debt before BR and there was never a stipulation on anything other than North American Operations. I am so glad this car is doing well and thank you GM for hiring even more of my Canadian friends.
Stop It

Belle River, Canada

#8 Nov 30, 2010
JJFADS UAW HEAD GIVER wrote:
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At last check the American (NOT Canadian) auto manufacturer's bailout was to save AMERICAN jobs. Man are you a GM tool.
Canada also paid GM a pile of money to save Canadian jobs.
The company is now owned by Canadian taxpayers too.
So let's not glorify the US effort exclusively--check your facts first sonny.
Stop It

Belle River, Canada

#9 Nov 30, 2010
JJFADS UAW HEAD GIVER wrote:
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Good news...for CANADA

US Taxpayer bailout helping create jobs for Canadians.
Bullsh-t!!
Gm man

Washington, MI

#10 Nov 30, 2010
Stop It wrote:
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Bullsh-t!!
stop complaining, is that all you do?
Stop It

Belle River, Canada

#11 Nov 30, 2010
Gm man wrote:
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stop complaining, is that all you do?
Wasn't intended as a complaint.
Just telling it like it is.
That post was indeed "Bullsh-t"
If it talks like a duck..........
LMAO

Guston, KY

#12 Nov 30, 2010
I am guessing the wages there are some what lower there than the $57.00 they are for the Union Doof's.
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Belle River, Canada

#13 Nov 30, 2010
LMAO wrote:
I am guessing the wages there are some what lower there than the $57.00 they are for the Union Doof's.
Guess what.
You're wrong.
Guess again!

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Dallas, TX.

#14 Nov 30, 2010
This is good press.
Stop It

Belle River, Canada

#15 Dec 1, 2010
JJFADS wrote:
This is good press.
Good press indeed, but the whole story has not been told.
All of the workers hired are GM employees who have been on layoff for several years.
There are still over 8000 former GM workers on layoff here in Canada.

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Dallas, TX.

#16 Dec 1, 2010
Wrong they hired back 1000 and then hired new employees as well.
Stop It

Belle River, Canada

#17 Dec 2, 2010
JJFADS wrote:
Wrong they hired back 1000 and then hired new employees as well.
Let's set the record straight JJ--your figures aren't anywhere near the reality:

"Toronto Star Tuesday November 30, 2010:

General Motors of Canada said Tuesday it is recalling 300 more workers for its Oshawa assembly lines - its biggest single hiring in eight years.

They will join 400 other workers the company has recalled to handle a second shift at its flexible manufacturing plant in advance of the launch of the latest version of the Camaro muscle car and the new Buick Regal mid-size sports sedan early next year.

GM Canada recalled 70 workers at its Ingersoll, Ont., assembly plant this summer to meet demand for the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers. They joined 350 recalls to handle a third shift.

GM Canada had not hired any new workers since 2002 because of declining sales and the 2008-09 recession. But the company's Canadian workforce is still only half the 20,000 total of 2005, industry sources said."
Spoofed

Johnson City, TN

#18 Dec 2, 2010
Regardless, the point that matters is that GM has opened a plant in mexico, and now manufactures several vehicles there. Check your local chevy dealership and see how many have a 3 on the vin plate. Canada, whatever, they've been making them there for years and im sure our brothers to the north are heavily vested in the company. But wtf has mexico done to help the U.S. or Canadian economy??? Not from a racist point of view, just a very confused one.
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Belle River, Canada

#19 Dec 2, 2010
Spoofed wrote:
Regardless, the point that matters is that GM has opened a plant in mexico, and now manufactures several vehicles there. Check your local chevy dealership and see how many have a 3 on the vin plate. Canada, whatever, they've been making them there for years and im sure our brothers to the north are heavily vested in the company. But wtf has mexico done to help the U.S. or Canadian economy??? Not from a racist point of view, just a very confused one.
American and Canadian industry relocating to Mexico (and other countries) isn't going to cease any day soon I'm afraid.
And you're right--it doesn't help our respective North American economies much.
Until we can collectively get more competitive in our own back yards, it's the way of the future.
Furthermore, we cannot continue to expect our Governments to 'protect' us forever, nor can we continue to simply wave the 'Buy American' flag without making some sacrifices in how we ourselves can contribute to our economies.

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Dallas, TX.

#20 Dec 2, 2010
Stop It wrote:
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Let's set the record straight JJ--your figures aren't anywhere near the reality:
"Toronto Star Tuesday November 30, 2010:
General Motors of Canada said Tuesday it is recalling 300 more workers for its Oshawa assembly lines - its biggest single hiring in eight years.
They will join 400 other workers the company has recalled to handle a second shift at its flexible manufacturing plant in advance of the launch of the latest version of the Camaro muscle car and the new Buick Regal mid-size sports sedan early next year.
GM Canada recalled 70 workers at its Ingersoll, Ont., assembly plant this summer to meet demand for the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers. They joined 350 recalls to handle a third shift.
GM Canada had not hired any new workers since 2002 because of declining sales and the 2008-09 recession. But the company's Canadian workforce is still only half the 20,000 total of 2005, industry sources said."
You did not read the article. Scroll up to the top of the page and link to the article. There are new hires in this bunch. Further, there are another 1000 engineers (new hires) in the US. Please don't dwell on the past.
Stop It

Belle River, Canada

#21 Dec 2, 2010
JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>You did not read the article. Scroll up to the top of the page and link to the article. There are new hires in this bunch. Further, there are another 1000 engineers (new hires) in the US. Please don't dwell on the past.
I did read the article--it's different from the Toronto Star.
Given that the Star is a lot closer to the action--and lot less biased--I'll go with the article in the Star.
(Funny thing---the Montreal Gazette reports the same news as the Star so that trumps the Free Press 2 to 1 !)

PS--those 1000 new engineers are for both GM and Chrysler--not just GM.

Either way, all of the above is good news for the industry.

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