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Old 02-27-2024, 01:21 PM
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Old 02-28-2024, 09:24 PM
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Hi Steve,

Sorry, but I need to correct you on the spelling of the General Motors plant in Northern California.
The town is ‘Fremont’ and I happen to live here in Fremont.
It was named after John C. Fremont.

I made a very informative thread in the Pontiac section on 06-04-2021 about the Fremont GM plant.
Lots of great photos and information on this New state of the art automotive plant.

Here are a few photos from my article.

Regards, Chris
I have been wanting to make a few comments about the vehicle audits and process:

As mentioned, some number of production vehicles were pulled and given a rigorous once over. These were done by local quality inspectors and included a drive on public roadways. The internal results were kept and tabulated and fed back to the offending production areas.

What was not mentioned is that at some regular interval (quarterly, maybe) a Central Office auditor would show up and perform a similar review. These results were fed back to headquarters and used to rank the various plants against each other. Results were posted in the audit area and were published in the local plant newpaper for visibility. The red carpet was rolled out for these visiting dignitaries in an attempt to sway the results a point or two.

The corporate audit rankings were also used as a data point when allocating additional production volume or the closing of low performing facilities.

Everybody in the plant (everybody that was halfway engaged) knew where their plant was in the rankings, whether it was towards the top (Detroit P truck chassis, Janesville, Oshawa), middle/middle bottom (Flint, Pontiac) or very bottom (Scarborough Van). Management used that as a dangling sword over the workers' heads.

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More assembly pics. These are shared on FB by “Cryptopig the Painter”
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That's how it's done.

When I started in Hamtramck it was Volt, Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS all down the same line. Hard to find some commonality there.

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I've added all the 1st gen Camaro pictures I had to JohnZ's assembly article. http://www.camaros.org/assemblyprocess.shtml

I remember being in the Ford Wixom plant - the Town Car, the Continental (fwd), and the Lincoln LS were all on the same line. The Mark VIII was on it's own line (and the cars just sat (covered up) a lot of the time from lack of orders).
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Those pictures great to check out.
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Painting Monte Carlos and shipping Camaros. Looks like a bunch of matching SS/RS cars with 14x7 XT’s with caps and rings.
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----All the Camaros that I can see clearly are converts as well.....Bill S
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