DETROIT -- General Motors is beginning to replenish inventories of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox after a monthlong union strike at the Ingersoll, Ont., plant diminished supplies of the crossover.
The plant, following the resumption of output Oct. 18, is running on three shifts, six days a week, according to a company spokesman.
"We're a little tight on supply right now, but manufacturing's doing a phenomenal job of getting a lot more product built for us," said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet marketing. "Demand is high, and production is going along full speed."
GM also produces the Equinox at two plants in Mexico; however, the main source of output is CAMI.
Days supply of the redesigned compact crossover in the United States are "just north of 40," according to Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president for Chevrolet.
Days supply isn’t available in Canada.
"The strike hurt us a little from a flow standpoint," Sweeney said Monday during a media event here. "We're starting to recover that."
Sweeney said the strike reduced Equinox supplies to as low as 36 to 38 days. GM CFO Chuck Stevens previously said GM lost about 20,000 units because of the Unifor strike, which idled the company's CAMI assembly plant, beginning Sept. 17.
GM had an estimated 39-day supply of Equinox crossovers to begin November, according to the Automotive News Data Center. Estimated inventory was 40,000 vehicles -- about 9,000 above the five-year low of 30,900 Equinox models in August 2012.