GM To Close US pickup Plants For 2 Weeks In July

citizen | 6/28/2011, 6:50 a.m.
Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup fell nearly 16 percent last month as buyers worried that the U.S. economy was sputtering. Photo Brian Wallen


AP Auto Writer

DETROIT (AP) _ General Motors Co. says it will close its two U.S. pickup truck plants for two weeks in July.

The company says the temporary shutdowns are for maintenance, but the closures come as truck sales are slowing and GM's inventory is building up.

Spokesman Tom Wickham says employees at the Flint, Michigan, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, plants were told of the closures in the first quarter.

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