GM to Idle Detroit Car Factory Amid Slow Demand

The Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant will be temporarily closed for six weeks started in mid-November

General Motors Co. plans to temporarily close a Detroit factory and deepen cuts in production of slow-selling cars at the plant, idling some workers and letting others go around the holiday season.

GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant will shut down for about six weeks starting in mid-November, said people familiar with the plan. Roughly 1,500 workers who help build four passenger-car models at the plant will be laid off.

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