GM investing $24M to increase pickup production in Fort Wayne – The Detroit News

GM investing $24M to increase pickup production in Fort Wayne - The Detroit News
GM Chairman-CEO announces $24M investment in Fort Wayne plant
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When General Motors closed numerous plants last year and announced the discontinuation of many of its passenger car models, the automaker said it would be filling the void by selling more crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks.

Teile parema üldkogemuse pakkumiseks soovime näidata asjakohaseid reklaame, mis on teile kasulikumad. Näiteks kui otsite mõnd filmi, kasutame teie otsinguteavet ja asukohta, et näidata teile lähedal asuvaid kinosid. Samuti kasutame seda teavet, et näidata teile reklaame sarnaste filmide kohta, mis võivad teile tulevikus meeldima hakata. Sarnaselt Oathile võivad ka meie partnerid teile näidata reklaame, mis võivad nende arvates teile huvi pakkuda.

That transition is now fully underway. GM announced a major investment in its Fort Wayne Assembly plant today to “further increase production of the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups,” it said in a statement, adding that it would be focusing on ramping up production of Crew Cab models in particular.

Autoblog on nüüd teenuse Oathi pere osa. Meie (Oath) ja meie partnerid vajavad teie seadmele juurdepääsu saamiseks, küpsiste salvestamiseks ja andmete (sh asukohateabe) kasutamiseks teie nõusolekut, et mõista teie huve, näidata asjakohaseid reklaame ning mõõta nende tõhusust. Oath näitab teile ka asjakohaseid reklaame meie partnerite toodete kohta. Lisateave

We are building Chevrolet and GMC crew cab pickups at record volume and mix levels to meet customer demand and the $24 million investment will allow us to build even more, GM CEO Mary Barra said during a visit to Fort Wayne today. The team here at Fort Wayne has done an outstanding job helping us satisfy customers throughout this launch. Our product ramp-up was very smooth and the quality has been exceptional. Crew cab sales have been very strong, and we are expanding customer choice with new models, more cab choices and innovative new powertrains.

Pickups are at the profitable core of GMs business, enabling the automaker to rake in cash that it can use to invest in electric and autonomous vehicles. But some of GMs money has to pay for its bread and butter, and Fort Wayne has now received $1.2 billion in total, out of the $23 billion GM said it has pumped into US manufacturing since the financial crisis.

The $24 million investment will go toward enhance the plants conveyors and upgrading other tooling that will enable increased production speeds. The work is expected to be complete by the end of this summer.

GM says sales of its Silverado and Sierra 1500 Crew Cab models are up 20 percent in the first-quarter of 2019 compared to last year. The automaker is predicting another major jump in sales for Crew Cab models the second-quarter as well.

“We are building Chevrolet and GMC crew cab pickups at record volume and mix levels to meet customer demand and the $24 million investment will allow us to build even more,” said CEO Mary Barra in a statement. “The team here at Fort Wayne has done an outstanding job helping us satisfy customers throughout this launch. Our product ramp-up was very smooth and the quality has been exceptional. Crew cab sales have been very strong, and we are expanding customer choice with new models, more cab choices and innovative new powertrains.”

GM made a number of changes to the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra powertrain lineups for the 2020 model year, expanding availability of the 10-speed automatic transmission to certain 5.3-liter V8 equipped models and offering the L87 6.2-liter V8 on less expensive versions of the trucks.


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