General Motors investing $24M to increase pickup production
General Motors will invest $24 million to increase production of its full-size pickups at Fort Wayne Assembly in Indiana.
GM Ceo Mary Barra made the announcement Thursday at the plant, which began producing redesigned 2019 models of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 last summer.
Barra said the investment will include enhancements to support the increased production - specifically crew cab models. Work is expected to be completed this summer.
General Motors said combined sales of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab pickups were up 20 percent in the first quarter of 2019 versus a year ago. The company is projecting another significant increase for the second quarter.