GM forced to cut production of midsize pickups due to chip shortage


A General Motors employee works Dec. 13, 2019 at the automaker’s plant in Wentzville, Missouri.

Photo by Melissa Vaeth for General Motors

General Motors will suspend production of its midsize pickup trucks due to a global semiconductor chip shortage. It’s the latest shutdown as the automaker prioritizes production of its larger, more profitable full-size pickups and SUVs.

Downtime at the Missouri plant will start Monday and run through April 12, according to a message sent to employees on Wednesday by the United Auto Workers union local. The plant produces GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado pickups. Van production at the facility will not be impacted, GM said.

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