With the decision in 1974 to build a U.S. version of the Chevette, various Chevrolet Manufacturing facilities launched extensive metric conversion programs. At the Flint Engine Plant, committees were established to solve metric related problems and to educate employees. Various manufacturing and engineering standards were reviewed and rewritten to incorporate metric related dimensioning. Production parts, tools, and machines, were identified for segregation with English parts.
By using education, identification techniques, and a concerned effort by management, the metric system has become an integral part of one manufacturing facility.