General Motors of Canada Oshawa Car Plant #1 placed first overall among all assembly plants in North America at 16.79 hours per vehicle in the 2002 Harbour Report released today, making it the most productive vehicle assembly plant in North America. The Oshawa truck plant was named the best full-size truck plant at 20.59 hours per vehicle. Michael Grimaldi, president of GM Canada said, “With this announcement from Harbour and Associates and last month’s Gold Quality Award from J.D. Power, GM Canada’s plants have taken the lead as the most productive and highest quality plants in North America. GM Canada employees across the country are working to strengthen GM’s position with exciting new products, higher quality and lower costs. Today’s Harbour Report recognizes that we are on a roll and moving in the right direction. Our goal is to be number one in every measure.” GM Oshawa Car Plant #1 produces the Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Impala passenger cars. GM recently announced the addition of a third shift at plant # 1 to meet the very strong North American demand for the Chevrolet Impala.