GM Investing $1.2 Billion in U.S. Full-Size Truck Plant
Fort Wayne, Indiana’s General Motors Assembly Plant is getting a expensive upgrade in a move that will keep the brand’s full-size trucks assembled in America for years to come.
The Fort Wayne Assembly Plant will start construction of the new pre-treat, electro-coat paint operation and sealing facility, expanded body shop, expanded and new material sequencing centers, and upgraded general assembly area in June. The upgrade is expected to take several years to complete.
Current vehicle production levels are not expected to be affected by the construction.
Fort Wayne Assembly began building light-duty trucks in 1986. Today, it is a three-shift operation with approximately 3,800 employees who build light- and heavy-duty regular and double cab full-size trucks.
The investments in Fort Wayne are part of the $5.4 billion that GM said April 30 it would invest in U.S. facilities over the next three years.
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