General Motors Corp.’s Fairfax, KS, plant is back in operation today, following United Auto Workers Local 31’s approval of a new local contract yesterday.

Some 88% of skilled-trades and 85% of production workers voted in favor of the pact, ending a more than 2-week work stoppage that put a crimp in production of GM’s hot-selling Chevrolet Malibu sedan.

GM had only a 36-day supply of Malibus in stock entering May. The Fairfax plant is the primary source for the car, which also is built at the Orion Township, MI, plant.