That’s the word (H/T, Mickey Kaus) from people in the know:
General Motors plans to idle the plant where it assembles the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid for four weeks starting next month, two people familiar with the plans said.
GM will close its Detroit-Hamtramck plant from Sept. 17 until Oct. 15, one of the sources said. Union representatives last week told the plant’s roughly 1,500 workers about the scheduled downtime, the source said.
GM also notified suppliers last week, according to another source in the supply chain.
A GM spokesman wouldn’t confirm whether the company planned to idle the plant.
“We don’t comment on production schedules,” the spokesman said. “We continue to match supply and demand.”
Shoot. You don’t exactly need to squint to read between those line.