Thursday, May 24, 2012

Maximum Capacity

Good news from Detroit:

Automakers are pushing factories and workers to the limit to try to meet burgeoning demand for new vehicles.

Some plants are adding third work shifts. Others are piling on worker overtime and six-day weeks. Ford Motor and Chrysler Group are cutting out or reducing the annual two-week July shutdown at several plants this summer to add thousands of vehicles to their output.

“We have many plants working at maximum capacity now,” says Ford spokeswoman Marcey Evans. “We’re building as many (cars) as we can.”

Let them go what, Mitt? Sorry, you’ll have to speak up; I can’t hear you over the roar of the assembly lines. What’s that? Oh, you’re taking credit for it now? Really? Who ordered the chutzpah?