GM to halt truck production at Fort Wayne for two weeks

General Motors Co. is halting production of its light-duty trucks at the Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana for two weeks next month — marking the first time this year the Detroit automaker has shut down a plant because of the semiconductor shortage.

All of GM’s North American assembly plants have been on regular production schedules since Nov. 1, 2021, the company noted.

GM and other automakers have been dealing with the chip shortage since the start of 2021. It’s cost the industry billions in revenue since automakers had to halt production at various plants.

“Overall, we have seen better consistency in semiconductor supply through the first quarter compared to last year as a whole,” GM spokesman Dan Flores said in a statement. “This has translated into improvement in our production and deliveries during the first three months of the year. However, there is still uncertainty and unpredictability in the semiconductor supply base, and we are actively working with our suppliers to mitigate potential issues moving forward.”

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