General Motors Corp.’s Spring Hill, TN, factory halts production of the Saturn Ion the weeks of June 23 and July 14 due to slow sales. The inventory control-mandated shutdowns bookend GM’s traditional 2-week summer vacation the weeks of June 30 and July 7. Spring Hill will be building the ’04 Ion when production resumes July 21. The replacement for the S-Series, Ion debuted in late 2002 as an ’03 model. Sales have been slow since launch, and Spring Hill was closed for inventory control ...

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