GM CAMI Plant Set to Shutdown on Monday

General Motors announced today they shutting down factories right across North America starting on Monday including the GM Cami plant in Ingersoll. 

INGERSOLL - General Motors announced today they shutting down factories right across North America starting on Monday. 

This will include the GM Cami plant in the Town of Ingersoll. Plant Chair at the CAMI Plant Mike Van Boekel says they are shutting down because of a lack of demand.

"We are shutting down due to volumes, I don't believe there are a lot of vehicles selling right now because of everything going on but they are shutting down all the plants in North America and they are telling us it is due to volume reductions."

Employees will be expected to go to work on Thursday and Friday. Van Boekel says the shutdown will be for a minimum of two weeks and then re-evaluated at that time. Employees will have to go on E.I. 

"Employees will go on unemployment and then we do have a sub benefit, so employee's will receive a percentage of your pay, depending on your seniority, so hopefully that will help out a lot of them." 

Van Boekel says he hopes that everybody stays safe, hopefully this passes in the next few weeks and everybody stays healthy. 

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