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GM’s truck facility closes again due to unidentified supply constraints

The Oshawa plant was dealing with an axle shortage that impacted some of its operations last week.

Production at General Motors Fort Wayne, Indiana, light-duty truck assembly will be closed until September 8 due to unidentified supply constraints. 

According to Dennys Pimeta, Fort Wayne’s Plant Executive, wrote to employees, “GM is aggressively working with our supplier to overcome the challenges that have occurred so we can start producing the vehicles that are in high demand with our dealers and consumers.” 

Fort Wayne is the location where both the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado are produced.

Additionally, due to a lack of supplies, GM’s other light-duty truck facilities, Silao Assembly in Mexico and Oshawa Assembly in Ontario, Canada, have both experienced production halts. The same unidentified problem at Fort Wayne caused GM’s Silao factory to go offline for three weeks. 

According to the company, GM currently monitors Silao’s supply situation and how it affects output.

In a letter given to workers at the Canadian plant on August 22, the Oshawa plant was dealing with an axle shortage that impacted some of its operations last week. This week’s shortages in supplies have not had an impact on Oshawa. However, GM has previously stated that the supply constraints in Silao and Fort Wayne differ from those in Oshawa.

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
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