GM Canada Announces $12-Million Investment In Oshawa Assembly

Production of the Chevrolet Camaro will soon shift across the border from Oshawa Assembly to GM’s Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Michigan, but GM Canada still has bigs plans for the soon-to-be former home of the Camaro.

For example: GM Canada President and Managing Director Steve Carlisle yesterday announced GM will invest $12-million to boost Chevrolet Equinox
production on the Consolidated production line at Oshawa Assembly, and for similar changes to the body shop at CAMI Assembly.


GM Canada President Steve Carlisle

The company says the investment in Ontario-based production will help meet strong North American demand for Chevrolet’s popular crossover, while the cash infusion also extends plans for ongoing Oshawa Assembly Consolidated Line production to 2017.

“This new investment represents a very effective way for us to meet strong demand for the Chevrolet Equinox and it’s positive news for our community. We are focused on delivering great products for our customers,” said Carlise.

Oshawa currently produces the Equinox and the last-generation Chevrolet Impala on the Consolidated Line, as well as the Buick Regal
, current Chevrolet Impala, fifth-generation Camaro, and Cadillac XTS on its Flex Line.

GM Canada expects the shift in Camaro production will not require layoffs due to the use of incentivized retirement programs.

GM’s Oshawa and St. Catherine’s plants have enjoyed over $800-million in investments over the past three years
, and the company recently earmarked a further $800 for CAMI in Ingersoll, Ontario.