The H2 plant employs about 600, down from its peak of about 1,000.
AP - Oct. 5, 2006
Demand for the H2 has deminished due to higher fuel costs - forces production shutdown.
MISHAWAKA, Ind. - An AM General plant that makes the Hummer H2 will shut down for two weeks this month as sales of the trucks have slowed.
Dealer lots have excess H2 inventory, so the production line in Mishawaka, just east of South Bend, will not run the weeks of Oct. 16 and Oct. 23, the company said. General Motors Corp. markets the H2 consumer truck.
Earlier this year, AM General transferred 170 workers off its H2 line to the Humvee plant and its parts operation. That move, announced in January, was due to GM slowing production of the H2, AM General said at the time.
The H2 plant employs about 600, down from its peak of about 1,000 a few years ago.