Last week, Ford Motor Co. went to a third shift at the Claycomo plant in Kansas City to crank out more of the strong-selling Ford Escape SUVs. In January, the General Motors Fairfax facility will add a third shift, producing the popular Chevrolet Malibu and the new Buick LaCrosse.
Factories running around the clock, workers producing goods that are in high demand. Job security.
That’s good news for the Kansas City economy, especially with GM transferring nearly 950 workers to Fairfax from other idled plants across the country. Ford simply shifted about 1,000 Claycomo workers who had been building the F-150 pickup to the new Escape line.
But what is the impact of a third shift on the people working those hours when the body says it’s time for rest?
Late-night shifts are not just an auto industry phenomenon, of course. From health care to industrial plants to retailers and call centers, the open-for-business light is increasingly staying on 24 hours as companies try to meet customer needs and compete globally.
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