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GM extends holiday in Spring Hill due to production slowdown

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A spokeswoman at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill announced Friday the plant will extend its down time for the holidays by more than a month due to the current market conditions.

The holiday break begins December 24 for GM's 3,481 employees and production at the plant that makes the new Chevrolet Traverse was to resume January 5.

Spokeswoman Kate Neary said Friday production will now resume February 9.

She said about two-thirds of employees are involved in production.

Last month, GM announced 3,600 workers will indefinitely be laid off beginning early next year due to production slowdowns.

While the Spring Hill plant is among those affected, officials said effects of the production slowdown will be minimal.

They said only about 100 workers will be laid off and they were the workers recently hired as temporary workers to help with the launch of the Traverse.

Workers at Nissan's plant in Smyrna will also have a longer-than-previously thought holiday break.

Production shutdowns will idle workers beginning December 19, three production days earlier than the previously set date of December 24.

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