The Silverado oshawa assembly plant adding a 2nd shift

General Motors has added a second shift to its Oshawa Assembly plant in southern Ontario as it looks to ramp up production of the popular Chevy Silverado HD nameplate.

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The automaker began assembling the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD at the newly renovated Oshawa plant in November of 2021 and has spent the past two months or so building the truck on a single shift. In a press release published Monday, GM Canada president Scott Bell confirmed the automaker had added a second shift at Oshawa Assembly as it looks to meet the growing demand for the Silverado nameplate.

“Adding a second shift of truck production so quickly after launch continues Oshawa’s long history of speed and agility and helps GM meet strong customer demand for its largest and most important market segment,” Bell said. “And with a new, diverse workforce that includes more women in production roles, the impact of an inclusive culture is immediately noticeable the moment you step inside the plant.”

The press release issued Monday went on to profile five different women who are currently employed at the GM Oshawa Assembly plant. The automaker proudly touted its more diverse Oshawa workforce to the media earlier this month, which is made up of equal parts men and women. The Oshawa plant currently employs 1,800 hourly workers, with more jobs likely to be added once production of the light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 begins there later this year.

The Oshawa facility underwent one of the fastest plant turnarounds in GM history, with renovation work beginning in November of 2020 and production restarting there one year later in November of 2021. The automaker had to make some concessions during this ultra-fast renovation, which is why the Oshawa plant will produce the Chevy Silverado nameplate only, and not the closely related GMC Sierra. Regardless, Oshawa Assembly remains the only GM plant that can produce both light-duty and heavy-duty trucks on the same line.

GM previously produced the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS sedans at Oshawa, however the plant was shuttered at the end of 2019 after GM decided to discontinue these two model lines. The space was used for a limited amount of parts production and to make PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic before GM earmarked it for pickup production.

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Illinois man to restore father’s vintage pickup truck | Local |

1950 chevrolet 3100 pickup truckAfter returning home from Vietnam, Wendell Wingert bought a 1950 Chevrolet 3100 pickup truck and drove it home from Fort Hood, Texas.

After returning home from Vietnam, Wendell Wingert bought a 1950 Chevrolet 3100 pickup truck and drove it home from Fort Hood, Texas.

The Bronze Star recipient often picked up his wife, Mary, in the truck when they were dating. When they had kids, it sat on their Bonfield farm until they sold it to a neighbor almost 30 years ago.

But, the old, rusted-up truck is back in the family again. Wendell’s son, Leland Wingert, recently bought it back from a farmer for $1,000. It surprised Leland because the cheapest 3100 he found online was $5,000 and in worse condition.

Now, he has the chance to restore the family truck in remembrance of his father, who died two years ago, and see it run for the first time in his life.

“It was emotional when I bought it back,” the 43-year-old Kankakee County sheriff’s deputy admitted. “It brought tears to my eyes. I never expected I would get it.”

When Wingert picked it up, the tires still held air. However, the truck is missing headlights and glass. It also needs a new fuel pump and some other work.

“I’ll drive it how it looks once it’s road-ready,” Wingert said. “As far as the interior, I want it to match the exterior. I may just throw a horse blanket over the seats. It’s not going to look much different than this.

“My mom says it’s a piece of junk,” he added with a laugh. “My dad would probably say it’s a waste of time. I could imagine him asking me, ‘Why would you put time into this?’ But I’m a gearhead, and I want to see this thing run.”

Wingert does not have a timeline on restoring the truck. He has been working on a 1974 Chevy Nova for 15 years and built an engine for his 1972 Ford F-250. But he already has plans on how he will celebrate the truck’s reincarnation.

“Once it’s complete, I’m going to drive it to Maple Grove Cemetery and take a picture of it next to my father’s grave,” he said. “This is all in remembrance of my father. It’s just nice to have it back in the family.”

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In theory, diesel engines and gasoline engines are quite similar. They are both internal combus­tion engines designed to convert the chemical energy available in fuel into mechanical energy. This mechanical energy moves pistons up and down inside cylinders. The pistons are connected to a crankshaft, and the up-and-down motion of the pistons, known as linear motion, creates the rotary motion needed to turn the wheels of a car forward.

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