Hundreds of local GM employees who were out of a job are being called back to work. GM announced it's going to open up a third shift to keep up with production of its three top selling vehicles at its Delta Township plant. Production for the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook is skyrocketing with 12,000 vehicles sold last month.
Heidi Magyar, GM Communications Manager: "The market is doing well and we need a third shift to help meet the demands of these crossover vehicles."
So GM is calling back 500 temporary workers it laid off earlier this year.
Brian Gray, Team Leader at plant: "It's a good thing for everyone here, because it's roughly a third of our workforce coming back on. A lot of temps were recently let go."
For GM workers like Brian Gray, the new shift means not having to work overtime.
Brian Gray: "Right now we're doing a lot of overtime, we're doing ten hours a day, six days a week, and with three shifts, eight is going to be our max."
And with hundreds of temporary workers returning to the assembly line, that means more production on vehicles like the Acadia.
Douglas Rademacher, UAW Local 602 President: "The product itself is what's doing it. The quality we produce is top notch, second to none in this world."
From GM workers to union representatives, everyone says this is a move that will benefit the entire community.