GM to Halt HUMMER Production Tuesday

Wed, Jan 13, 2010

Hummer News

From the Associated Press:

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — General Motors Co. will halt Hummer production next week at its Louisiana plant until sale of the brand to a Chinese company is completed.

Hummer spokesman Nick Richards said Wednesday it was unclear whether jobs would be affected at the Shreveport plant, which also builds Chevrolet pickup trucks. The plant is the only one making Hummers.

The AP story quotes Richards as saying that there is “sufficient inventory in the field” to sustain dealers while the sale progresses through the regulatory approval process.

AP Story

23 Responses to “GM to Halt HUMMER Production Tuesday”

  1. MTUH3 Says:

    Isn’t there a plant in South Africa? May be I am mistaken… Any news on Hummer supply / demand on a glabal scale?

  2. BillT Says:

    They closed the plant in South Africa last year. I work at the Shreveport plant and today they made the announcment that we would stop building Hummers. We also heard that the right hand drive equipment from S. Africa arrived at the plant today. Hopefully the Chinese will sign soon, our jobs here depend on it.

  3. BILL Says:

    This is not good for anybody Hummer is a great Vehicle ..So much for Global Warming Coldest in Florida in over 40 years .I wish GM had some gonads and would just keep Hummer at least produce H-3 and H-3T AND maybe SMALL run of H-2S ..

  4. Hellbound13 Says:

    Not looking good for Hummer.

  5. HummerAddict Says:

    Why are the chinese regulatory taking so long?

  6. Panama Red Says:

    …..it’s all about the details dude.

    They’re prolly working an agreement to include Shreveport plant as well.

    Not to mention Union BS if and when they take over Shreveport assembly. I’m sure LOTS of political crap needs to be worked out if Shreveport will be Hummer’s assembly HQ.

  7. BILL Says:

    JUST HERD HARLEY TO START BUILDING IN INDIA CHANGE IS ALL WE HAVE LEFT…………HUMMER AND HARLEY DAVIDSON WHATS NEXT APPLE PIE

  8. hummdude Says:

    yea, honestly…. what IS made in the USA anymore.

  9. LC Says:

    I find it odd that they have enough supply. I was at a dealer a few weeks ago looking at a 2008 H2, and they were begging me to trade-in my wife’s H3 as the demand for those was good and difficult to find them to sell. Or at least that is what I was told. I do see more and more H3/H3T driving around these days.

  10. Panama Red Says:

    Same here LC.

    Past 6 months I see loads of 3’s betweem NYC and Philly.

  11. HummerAddict Says:

    Have faith my friends. Eventually this deal will be final. 🙂

  12. HummerAddict Says:

    Please tell us some good news hummerguy. what if this deal with chinese gets messed up? will another company step up?

  13. HA_VT Says:

    My fingers hurt from being crossed for so long…

  14. BILL Says:

    GM SHOULD MAN UP. AND AND DO A MASS PR CAMPAINE BRING HUMMER BACK REMBER JOBS AMERICAN LOVE WHEN YOUR THE UNDERDOG AND YOU COME BACK

  15. hummdude Says:

    Looks like it also halted Hummerguy! I haven’t seen a new post on here in a while!!!

  16. gm joe Says:

    Any news yet comming from China’s government. How do you know if its even on the dockets??

  17. Hellbound13 Says:

    RIP HUMMER 2010.

  18. HummerAddict Says:

    Dammit Chinese regulators. GET ON WITH IT! I want an answer, yes or no?

  19. hummdude Says:

    wiseman once say – chinese man take too long to think, lose hummer deal!

  20. LC Says:

    I wonder if someone else would set-up to purchase if China gov’t doesn’t approve? The Hummer brand doesn’t sound like its the issue.

  21. hummdude Says:

    It’s totally not the brand. It’s the communist govt. having a hand in everything that happens there.

  22. Where's Mine? Says:

    Thank you Shreveport! Factory order delivered yesterday. Very well built 2010 H3T.