Demand for GM’s Midsize Pickup Trucks Drives Production Up

There’s an easy way to tell how good a vehicle really is: check out how well it’s selling. For the 2015 GMC Canyon and 2015 Chevy Colorado, that spells success. In fact, they’re both selling way more than General Motors could have anticipated.

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2015 GMC Canyon

Back in March, GM added a third shift at its Wentzville, MO, factory, bringing total full-time employment to 3,500 hourly workers. Yet it’s already become clear that this won’t be enough. Demand for the two midsize pickup trucks is simply through the roof.

In response, GM plans to hire yet another 1,000 new “flex” workers for the Saturday and Sunday shifts to build an additional 2,000 pickups a month.

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2015 Chevy Colorado

It even resorted to reshuffling and optimizing the working schedule, eliminating a six-minute break in production between shifts. That adds up to 18 minutes of production a day and more than 3,500 trucks a year.

See what all the fuss is about at Wiesner of Huntsville!