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All GM Plants to Reopen as of Nov. 1

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Oct. 26, 2021—For the first time since February, all General Motors manufacturing plants will be back in operation.

GM has had to sporadically close several of its North American factories over the past eight months due to the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage, according to a report from the Herald-Dispatch.

The move to reopen all of its factories does not mean General Motors, or the rest of the industry, is through the shortage, however: Several plants will only run at one shift per day. Phil Amsrud, a principal analyst for research firm IHS Markit, says in the report that the end of the shortage is still quite a way off. 

Shortages are easing and the supply chain is starting to return to normal, but part of that also comes from OEMs learning how to adapt to fewer chips.

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