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News   June 2, 2005   by Auto Service World

GM Oshawa Car Plant No. 1 Tops Productivity Report


General Motors of Canada’s Oshawa No. 1 plant is the most productive vehicle assembly plant in North America, according to “The Harbour Report North America 2005.” Oshawa No. 1 took the No. 1 spot for assembly productivity with 15.85 hours per vehicle. In total, GM has three of
the top five assembly plants including the Oshawa Car Plant No. 2 which placed fourth. Mike Quinton, plant manager of the Oshawa Car Plants said, “Top rankings
from the 2005 Harbour Report are testimonial to our highly skilled people who work hard to achieve the highest levels of quality in the most efficient plants in North America. This award is in addition to the recently announced 2005 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study that rates GM Canada’s Oshawa Car Assembly Plant as the best in North and South America for the third time in four years.”
Buzz Hargrove, president of the Canadian Auto Workers said, “Oshawa Car Plant employees can be proud of their number one ranking in productivity on top of their world renown quality awards. Our Canadian members are well
positioned to play in the very challenging automotive global arena of quality and productivity.”
GM also leads in eight of the study’s 14 vehicle segments, three of them in cars and five in trucks. Last year, GM’s vehicle assembly plants improved productivity by 2.5 percent, driving GM to become the most improved manufacturer for the last five years at a total rate of 28 percent.
Oshawa Car Plant No. 1 produces the Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Impala passenger cars. Plant No. 2 produces the Buick Allure and Pontiac Grand Prix passenger cars.Headquartered in Oshawa Ontario, General Motors of Canada employs over
20,000 people nationwide.


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