GM Car Assembly Plant - Oshawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrPirateCat
N 43° 52.257 W 078° 51.784
17T E 671699 N 4859759
Quick Description: This the plant where General Motors of Canada assembles its Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Camaro automobiles.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/22/2010 4:53:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM9R04
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
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Long Description:
The facility has produced General Motors vehicles at this location since the 1950s.

Oshawa Car Assembly is a major manufacturing facility in the city of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada building various automobiles for General Motors Canada. The factory is one of the largest auto plants in the world and has won a number of awards. The plant is part of the larger GM Autoplex, which includes Oshawa Truck Assembly.

The facility has over 10 million square feet (930,000 m²) of factory floor. It was converted to a state of the art Flexible Manufacturing facility in 2008, which involved the consolidation of two car plants. There are approximately 5,400 hourly employees and 400 salaried employees.

Current products include the Chevrolet Impala, and Chevrolet Camaro. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Pontiac Grand Prix were discontinued in June and November 2007 respectively. The Buick LaCrosse was discontinued from Oshawa #2 in 2008 and moved to Fairfax Assembly for 2009. In the fourth quarter of that year, it began producing the new Chevrolet Camaro. It has been announced that the Oshawa plant may build the 2012 Cadillac XTS. The Buick Regal will launch on the flex line in 2011, along with the Camaro Convertible.

The plant won the J.D. Power Gold Award for initial quality in 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002; as well a numerous other individual awards for the specific models it produces. In 2007, the plant won silver for initial quality, and a Gold Best in Segment award for the Pontiac Grand Prix, and Bronze Best in Segment for the Monte Carlo. In all, the plant has won 19 J.D. Power awards for quality since 1999. In recognition of that achievement, J.D. Power awarded the Founder's Award to the Car Plant in the summer of 2008; it is an award that has been presented only six times in the lengthy history of J.D. Power & Associates. Harbour Consulting rated Oshawa #1 (building the Impala and Monte Carlo) as the second most efficient in North America, the top-rated in the study was Oshawa #2 (building the LaCrosse and Grand Prix).

The co-ordinates provided are for the entrance to the Car Assembly Plant.
Product manufactured here: Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Camaro

902 Park Road South
Oshawa, ON Canada

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