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GM plans $1.2B in upgrades for Indiana pick-up truck plant

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — General Motors says it will spend $1.2 billion on new facilities and technology for at the Indiana factory where it builds Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pick-up trucks.

The project announced Tuesday by company officials includes new painting facilities, an expanded body shop and improvements to the truck assembly area at the factory near Fort Wayne that has about 3,800 workers.

GM says work on the project is expected to begin in June and will take several years to complete. No plans for additional jobs were announced, but the company says the project will enable the plant to continue producing top-quality trucks for years to come.

GM announced last month that it plans to invest $5.4 billion at its U.S. plants over the next three years.