General Motors recently announced that they will be investing $1.2 billion in its full-size pickup truck plant for upgrades and technology that will make the GMC truck plants far more competitive and will increase their ability to put out more product in the new truck lineup for the dealers, like Canadian Dominion Motors in Thunder Bay ON. And these GMC trucks will be assembled in a nicer plant environment with better working conditions as well.
“Construction of the new pre-treat, electro-coat paint operation and sealing facility, expanded body shop, expanded and new material sequencing centers, and upgraded general assembly area is expected to begin in June and take several years to complete. Full-size truck production schedules will be unaffected by the construction.” So, that’s great news when you think about no interruption in the GMC Sierra and other full size pickup trucks. GMC trucks representative, Cathy Clegg, elaborates on the purpose of the movement, stating that it is definite proof that they, as a company, are constantly keeping their customers’ wishes at the forefront of all that they do as a company and always work, also to help their GMC truck dealers, like Dominion Motors, have all that it takes to be as successful as possible in GMC truck sales.
“This investment is more evidence that the customer is at the center of every decision we make,” said Cathy Clegg, GM North America Manufacturing vice president. “Truck customers demand top quality. The upgrades at Fort Wayne Assembly will enable our team to continue delivering for them for years to come.” Stay tuned to the next post or two where we will discuss the specifics of what is being upgraded both technologically and environmentally within the new GMC truck plant.