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General Motors Upgrades Fort Wayne, Indiana, Assembly Plant

To strengthen its production of next-generation internal combustion engine full-size light-duty trucks General Motors plans to update its assembly plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The company plans to invest $632 million.

The investment will support new conveyors, tooling and equipment in the plant’s body and general assembly areas.

“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 pickups,” said Gerald Johnson, executive vice president, Global Manufacturing and Sustainability. “This investment furthers our commitment to Indiana and, coupled with the hard work and dedication of our team members, enables us to build world-class trucks that our customers love and provide job security in Fort Wayne for years to come."

Pending approval from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) board of directors, the IEDC will commit an investment in General Motors of up to $1 million in training grants, $200,000 in Manufacturing Readiness Grants and up to $10 million in conditional structured performance payments, based on the company’s investment plans. These investments are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once investments are made and existing employment is retained.

“Today’s announcement from General Motors represents the seventh GM investment in Indiana since 2021, totaling roughly $1.28 billion,” noted Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers. “GM is creating high-quality careers for Hoosiers and demonstrating Indiana’s leadership in a dynamic, global economy. Their continued commitment to Indiana is a testament to our pro-growth business climate and to the skilled Hoosier workforce supporting GM’s operations.”

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