General Motors, Detroit, Michigan, USA, has announced plans to invest $632 million in its Fort Wayne Assembly facility in Roanoke, Indiana, to prepare the plant for production of the next-generation internal combustion engine (ICE) full-size light-duty trucks. While product details and timings relating to GM’s future trucks have not been released, this investment will reportedly enable the company to strengthen its full-size truck business.
This announcement reportedly brings GM’s US manufacturing and parts distribution facility investment commitments since 2013 to over $31.6 billion, nearly $2 billion of those investments in Fort Wayne Assembly alone and more than $2.8 billion in Indiana manufacturing operations. The news follows a further $1 billion investment at its Michigan plant announced last week.
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“Today we are announcing a significant investment to continue our industry-leading full-size truck business by preparing Fort Wayne Assembly to build the next-generation ICE full-size light-duty pickups,” said Gerald Johnson, Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Sustainability. “This investment reflects our commitment to our loyal truck customers and the hard work of the dedicated Fort Wayne team.”
“When business is booming as it has been for the past decade — due to the hard work of UAW members — the company should continue to invest in its workforce,” said Mike Booth, UAW Vice President, GM department. “It is good to see that GM recognises the hard work you, the UAW membership, contribute to the success of this company. We are proud that UAW-GM members will continue to build quality, union-made products here in the USA.”