Ford, Chrysler, General Motors won't take two week summer break

(WXYZ) - Workers at Detroit's Big Three will be getting a little less free time this summer.

Most plants will be skipping their traditional, two-week shutdown as companies try to meet the growing demand for new vehicles.

Demand went up 7% through April for full-sized pickup trucks due in part to the rebound of home construction.

General Motors will not shut down at all over the summer while Ford will only shut down 21 of its North American plants for a week.

Chrysler will have a two week break to change over equipment and make adjustments for new models.

Pay won't be impacted because past summer shutdowns acted as paid vacation.


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