TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan, U.S.A. — Competition is starting to chip at the strength of General Motors Corp.'s joint venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. (SAIC). The US$1.5 billion Buick plant piloted at full line rate: 27 jobs an hour and added workers to bring it up to 30 an hour to meet demand that exceeded expectation. The JV produced 20,000 units in 1999 and that figure will hit 40,000 in 2000, says John Wiley, GM's vehicle chief engineer for the China project team. The rate ...
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