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GM's Flint Assembly Plant Will Change Shift Times So Workers Can Watch Detroit Lions Game Sunday

January 25, 2024, 10:16 AM by  Allan Lengel


Memo to workers about change of time on its ANS (Automated Notification System).

General Motors is getting in the spirit of Lions fandom sweeping Michigan by adjusting the Sunday shifts at the Flint Assembly plant on Van Slyke Road so workers can watch Sunday's playoff game in San Francisco that begins at 6:30 p.m.

"Flint Assembly will adjust the start time for its third shift this Sunday, January 28, so that employees will have the opportunity to watch the Detroit Lions NFC Championship game," GM said in a statement to Deadline Detroit. "We know this is a rare moment in Detroit sports history and we want our team to savor the moment, while still assuring we’re providing our customers and dealers with the trucks they need."

A notification was sent to workers saying "we will not have an early start for normal production on 3rd shift this Sunday, Jan. 28. Normal production will begin at 10:42 p.m. for Body and Paint and 11 p.m. for General Assembly. We recognize the Detroit Lions playing in the NFC Championship game as a rare, unique opportunity that warrants this temporary schedule adjustment to allow employees to enjoy the game and make it to work on time."

The winner of Sunday's contest will head to the Super Bowl.

Opened in 1947, Flint Assembly is GM's longest running assembly plant in the country. 

It produces full-size pickup trucks including the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC's Sierra HD Denali and Sierra HD. 


 



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