Production and operations are scheduled to resume on Thursday night at five of the six mid-Michigan General Motors plants.
Third shift employees at Flint Assembly, Flint Engine Operations, Flint Metal Center, Bay City Powertrain and Saginaw Metal Casting Operations have been asked to report back to work on January 31 after the third shift was canceled Wednesday night and first and second shifts – with the exception of the engine plant – January 31 at the request of consumer energy.
The tool company suffered fire at its Ray Compressor Station in Macomb County, which has a majority of consumer natural gas, which led to a shortage as it was interconnected with sub-temperatures such as so many communities across the state, breaking decades-old records on this date [1
. All three consumers Energy plants on the station were closed during the fire, but one is up and running, and the other will return soon, officials said.
A 10 percent drop in natural gas usage by customers and nearly 80 companies, including General Motors, Fiat Chrylser and Ford, helped maintain service as lush temperatures were adopted on Thursday after consumers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer requests that thermostats be downgraded to 65 degrees.
The residents have been told that they can return their thermostats to their regular temperatures after midnight Friday 1. February.
Flint Assembly maintenance staff have been asked to report for other shifts as soon as possible, while employees previously scheduled for overtime at Flint Metal Center will report for their scheduled overtime.
You can turn the heat back after midnight, consumers say Energy  The operations are set to resume Friday morning on Flint Tool & Die.
Employees are encouraged to check GM's corporate hotline at 1-877-464-6854 or their local hotline to find out the latest details:
-Flint Mounting / Flint Metal Center: 877-574-5169  -Flint Engine Operations: 877-627-5211
-Flint Tool & Die: 877-756- 9740
-Bay City: 877-229-2489
-Saginaw Metal Casting Operations: 877-215- 8132
GM suspends production in the middle of Michigan plant on consumers Energy limitation