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GM Canada Plants Outperform in 2004 Harbour Report

Oshawa, Ontario (Thursday, June 10, 2004) - General Motors of Canada Oshawa Car and Truck Plants were ranked amongst the most productive vehicle assembly plants in North America in "The Harbour Report North America 2004", released today.

GM Oshawa Car Plant Number 1 and 2, placed second and third respectively in the annual productivity study. The Oshawa Truck Plant was named the most productive full-size truck plant for the fourth year in a row.

Mike Quinton, plant manager of the Oshawa Car Plants said, "The 2004 Harbour Report clearly reinforces our commitment to produce the highest quality vehicles at the most efficient plants in North America. Our employees have worked very hard to achieve productivity and quality improvements for our customers. Just recently, J.D. Power and Associates recognized the Oshawa Car Plant built Buick Century as best-in-class for quality in the mid-size car market segment."

Plant manager of the Oshawa Truck Plant, Michael Dulaney added, "Our continued success in productivity is directly attributed to the outstanding efforts of our highly skilled employees. Our employees understand the need to be focused and competitive in all areas of our business including safety, quality, cost, productivity and customer responsiveness. GM's continued focus on productivity is crucial to the long-term competitiveness of the company."

Oshawa Car Plant Number 1 produces the Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Impala passenger cars. Plant Number 2 produces the Buick Century, Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix passenger cars and has begun production of the all-new Buick Allure. The Oshawa Truck Plant produces the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size extended cab and the all-new light duty crew cab pickup trucks.


Congrats GM-Oshawa Canada

GM swept the top three positions in full-size trucks and SUVs!

Full-size Pickups
1. GM Oshawa 19.88
2. GM Fort Wayne 20.73
3. GM Pontiac 22.73

Full-size SUVs

1. GM Arlington 22.71
2. GM Janesville 25.46
3. GM Silao 28.47

GM’s vehicle assembly plants improved productivity by 5
percent to 23.61 hours per vehicle. The industry average is 24.06
hours per vehicle.
• GM has four of the top five most productive assembly
plants in North America.
Oshawa Car #1 and #2, Lansing M, Mich and Lansing C, Mich.
• GM assembly plants led in eight of 14 North American
assembly plant segments.
• For the first time ever, GM’s metal stamping operations led
the industry in the pieces per hour productivity measure with
750 pph, a 6 percent improvement over last year.
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