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General Motors invests $1.2 billion for tech-upgrades at its Fort Wayne Truck Plant

General Motors invests $1.2 billion for tech-upgrades at its Fort Wayne Truck Plant

Introduction:

General Motors to invest $1.2 billion for upgrades in its full-size pickup truck plant, Fort Wayne.

Features:

This upgrades will improve the plant’s competitiveness in assembling high-quality light- and heavy-duty models. 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.

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The investment includes many technological and environmental upgrades:

  • • New pre-treatment facility featuring thin-film paint pretreatment
  • • E-coat paint customized to each vehicle style, resulting in superior coverage and curability
  • • GM-patented radiant tube ovens for exceptional paint finish and lower energy use
  • • New equipment that accommodates the many variations of the truck cab and box being placed on the chassis
  • • New skillet conveyance systems for instrument panel assembly intended to improve worker ergonomics, leading to better product quality.
     

Specifications:

Company Name General Motors
Loaction Fort Wayne, Indiana
Type Tech-Upgarde
Estimated Cost $1.2 billion

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