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General Motors to idle Fort Wayne plant again

Posted: Friday, August 6, 2021

The employees were back on the job for just a few days and workers at the General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Roanoke have learned the facility will once again pause production. The news comes as the automaker reportedly prepares to make a multimillion-dollar investment in the Allen County plant.

The production will stop for the second time in a matter of weeks due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage. Workers returned to the plant this week, following a one-week shutdown. The new shutdown takes place this coming Monday and will again last one week.

Meanwhile, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is investing $55 million at the Fort Wayne plant for future truck production, according to a report from the Detroit News.

Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks are built at the northeast Indiana plant. The Detroit automaker said its investment in Fort Wayne will “support new tooling and equipment needed for future production of our full-size trucks.”

According to the publication, GM did not specify if the investment will increase employment or production.