22 May 2013 23:24 [Source: ICIS news]
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General Motors said that it would have no companywide shutdowns for the first time since 2008. Some plants may be idled later in the year, GM said, but for the most part there will be no breaks for the Grand River Assembly plant in
GM said it is doing away with the annual summer shutdowns because it plans to introduce 23 new vehicles this year, including a redesign of the all-important Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
Chrysler, a unit of Fiat, also said that three of its 10 North American assembly plants will not have a summer shutdown and four others will be off for just one week. Similarly, most of its engine, transmission and stamping plants will work through the summer.
Historically, the summer shutdowns let
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) estimates that each automobile contains an average of $3,297 (€2,572) worth of chemicals, such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), nylon, polycarbonate (PC) and others.
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