L-Series sales declined 17.4% in 2002. General Motors Corp. says it will lay off about 2,100 workers – some indefinitely – in May at its Wilmington, DE, assembly plant due to slow sales of the Saturn L-Series. Beginning May 12, GM will shutter Wilmington for four weeks to adjust inventory levels, which stood at a 79-days’ supply at the end of March, according to Ward's data. When the plant restarts output June 9, line speed will be reduced from 57 units per hour to 33 – a 40% ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"GM to Idle Saturn Workers" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: lwilliamson@wardsauto.com or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.