According to MLive-The Flint Journal, a large number of Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierra pickups have been on display in a field near Flint, Michigan.
The spontaneous parking lot was caused by a shortage of semiconductors, due to which General Motors cannot replenish cars manufactured at the Flint Assembly plant. As noted by the MLive-The Flint Journal, a representative of the company, upon request, refused to give the exact number of vehicles sent to the makeshift warehouse. However, in the published images, you can see that there are several hundred of them.
“We do our best to keep the production of high-demand products like pickup trucks under limited capacity. It was decided to assemble cars without specific modules, which will be installed as soon as possible when semiconductors appear. It is better for customers, dealers and plant employees than to completely stop production, “said General Motors spokesman David Barnas.
The publication adds that in August this year, General Motors suspended the work of the Flint Assembly plant for a week due to a shortage of microchips. For the same reason, the Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant was idle for four weeks. In addition, Flint Engine Operations laid off 160 workers as production at General Motors Canada was halted.