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It appears GM believes that although inventories of light-duty pickups need to be pared, demand still dictates that heavy-duty pickup assembly needs to increase. The company came under scrutiny earlier this year when it announced it was adding a shift at Flint to increase production of heavy-duty versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Inventories of GM pickups have been abnormally high, but prior to the latest cutbacks, GM officials had said the company was attempting to build inventories in anticipation of plant shutdowns required in 2012 to retool for the next generation of fullsize pickups.