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I am on a facebook group with a guy that says he works at the factory, he said they close for two week now, is that true, if so my guess is anyone that got there car early was lucky and most of us will get our cars on time now, not early.

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I am on a facebook group with a guy that says he works at the factory, he said they close for two week now, is that true, if so my guess is anyone that got there car early was lucky and most of us will get our cars on time now, not early.

Bummer.
I'm not sure about Subaru, but one of my friend works for Honda in Marysville, OH and he told me that he is having a whole week mandatory off including the plant and even IT dept. So I guess it's true for pretty much all the auto industry or may be just for Japanese brands. and that's how my Ascent's ETA still not changing from August :sad:
 

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Most US manufacturing facilities (not just automotive) shut down for at least 1 week a year for maintenance and other reasons. 4th of July week is a very common summer shutdown week.
 
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I am on a facebook group with a guy that says he works at the factory, he said they close for two week now, is that true, if so my guess is anyone that got there car early was lucky and most of us will get our cars on time now, not early.

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The production plant is closed but he did make it clear (if it’s the same group/guy) that they would continue shipping them out. The lot is not closed, just the plant.
It makes sense in terms of keeping the equipment (and workers) in tip top condition which will only benefit us in the long run. People still may get their cars early- it sounds as if train time and truck time are the bigger wild cards and those are still at play during this break.
But I know it’s easier for me to be understanding when my Ascent is already built and on its way to my dealership as opposed to someone who is still waiting for theirs to be assembled.
 

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My car has a "scheduled" date of today. What does that mean then? It won't be made for two weeks or it is shipping today?
 

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The production plant is closed but he did make it clear (if it’s the same group/guy) that they would continue shipping them out. The lot is not closed, just the plant.
It makes sense in terms of keeping the equipment (and workers) in tip top condition which will only benefit us in the long run. People still may get their cars early- it sounds as if train time and truck time are the bigger wild cards and those are still at play during this break.
But I know it’s easier for me to be understanding when my Ascent is already built and on its way to my dealership as opposed to someone who is still waiting for theirs to be assembled.
I swear, has no one read anything I've posted here before on this topic?

The plant has shut down every year since it was first completed in the fall of1989 for Christmas and 4th of July. Typically two weeks at Christmas (re-opens the day after New Year - which was fun one year, when we had a severe snow storm and they didn't cancel production until 5 am for 1st shift - but those of us on 3rd shift had already reported to work the night before, and one of our team couldn't make it in, so she didn't get her holiday pay because you MUST work the day before a shutdown and the day AFTER a shutdown to get that pay), and one or two weeks in July.

Shipping does NOT shut down, so all the cars built will continue to get shipped out. And the most important thing, Maintenance, will ALSO be working during shutdown. Keep in mind there are about 15 MILES worth of overhead conveyor chain in the plant. And we're not talking skinny little chains like a bicycle chain - we're talking heavy duty, darned near like ship anchor, chains. This will be when they pull those down, inspect them, make sure there's not issues, lube everything up, and get stuff ready so when production starts back up, everything is ready to go basically uninterrupted for another 6 months. They'll also do building maintenance at this time, too - get in, make sure all the vents are clean and such. I don't know if they still do this, but when I was there, they would let us come in so we didn't have to use our vacation days and do other, routine maintenance, like get into a manlift and actually go up and clean the accumulated dust off the rafters. Which takes a LONG time, by the way. Pull the covers off the lines and clean all the dust and debris that's accumulated under them. Using confined space protocols and go down into the pits to pump out water and clean the stuff that's fallen in. All sorts of fun stuff, basically. It also makes it a lot easier from a scheduling perspective if you have everyone off at the same time, that way other than someone getting sick, they always have a full staff available.

The actual plant itself will be 30 years old this fall, and they plan on building cars there for a LONG time.
 
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