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GM factories to operate 24 hours a day

General Motors Co. will go to 24-hour operations at factories in Kansas, Michigan and Indiana to handle an expected increase in demand and to make up for production lost from a factory consolidation announced earlier this year.

The automaker says it will add third shifts at its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kan., in January. That will be followed in April by third shifts in Delta Township, Mich., and Fort Wayne, Ind.

About 2,400 production workers will be recalled as a result of the added shifts.

The Fairfax plant makes the midsize Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura and Buick LaCrosse, while Delta Township makes the GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook large crossover vehicles. The Fort Wayne factory makes pickup trucks.

The Associated Press

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