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GM’s Fort Wayne plant closes the week of July 4 due to chip shortage

General engines said it will close its assembly plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., the week of July 4 due to semiconductor restrictions.

The Fort Wayne plant produces the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500. The plant is expected to resume production on Monday, July 11, GM said in a statement Wednesday.

“Supply chain disruptions will continue to occur in the near term, prompting us to adjust this production,” the automaker said. “We are actively working with our suppliers to resolve issues that arise to meet pent-up customer demand for our vehicles.”

The shutdown will come with several other routine summer assembly plant shutdowns for the week of July 4, including the Fairfax plant in Kansas, the Bowling Green plant in Kentucky, the Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, and the Oshawa plant in Ontario. Canada. The Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan will also close during the weeks of July 4 and 11 due to downtime due to the launch.

GM’s Factory Zero plant in Detroit closed on June 27 for “new tool installation to support expanded EV production.” The plant, which employs nearly 800 people, is expected to resume production on July 25, GM spokesman David Barnas said.

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