• Short Summary

    The energy crisis in the united states has probably hit car workers harder anyone else.

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  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN GM Lakewood assembly plant
    0.08

    2.
    SV's idle production lines and cars (3 shots)
    0.34

    3.
    MV Idle assembly line and cars
    0.38

    4.
    GV EXT. Doreville plant
    0.42

    5.
    MV SV INT.'S small cars assembled (2 shots)
    0.56

    6.
    SV Jack Scmmers
    1.01

    7.
    SV Sommers speaks
    1.18

    8.
    SV's int. cars assembled (3 shots)
    1.41


    SOMMERS: "well, the reason obviously I think is because market studies and trends have revealed over the past several months that the general car buying public are switching to smaller cars which take the place of the large cars and that's the reason why we have switched to intermedia




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    The film carries a commentary by T.V.N. Reproter Ellen Rossen and an interview with Doreville Personnel Manager Jack Sommers. A transcript of the interview follows:

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The energy crisis in the united states has probably hit car workers harder anyone else.

    With patrol in short supply,some car manufacturering plants have had to put thousands out of work. Many plants making larger cars like Pontiacs and Grand Prixs have had to shut down altogether. People buying new cars are turning to smaller models which use less petrol.

    In Atlanta, Georgia, General Motors Lakewood Assembly plant was one of those which had to close down. But management at the Doreville plant on the other side of town saw the change coming as the petrol situation deteriorated. Their production line once produced 65 standard size Chevrolets and Pontiacs an hour, but it was quickly restocked to build intermediate size Chevrolet and Oldsmobiles. Management there has been able to keep all its staff.

    General Motors has had to lengthen temporary lay offs for about 7,209 workers and put nearly 30,000 on temporary idleness. At least the workers at the Doreville plant have been spared because management there anticipated the declining sales of large cars and moved early.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA74ZMK4MCKS8LH4YK2CAJ7OUAG
    Media URN:
    VLVA74ZMK4MCKS8LH4YK2CAJ7OUAG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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