Fort Wayne GM plant to shut down next week due to chip shortage

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ROANOKE, Ind. (WOWO): The Fort Wayne GM Assembly plant will shut down next week due to the global semiconductor chip shortage.

Production will pause at the plant starting the week of July 26, with a planned reopening of Monday, Aug. 2 according to our Partners in News at ABC 21.

GM says the shutdown is due to temporary parts shortages on the semiconductor chip supply due to COVID-19 restrictions in international markets.

GM officials say they expect the parts shortage to be a short-term problem.

GM statement below:

The global semiconductor shortage remains complex and very fluid, but GM’s global purchasing and supply chain, engineering and manufacturing teams continue to find creative solutions and make strides working with the supply base to minimize the impact to our highest-demand and capacity-constrained vehicles, including full-size trucks and SUVs for our customers.

These most recent scheduling adjustments are being driven by temporary parts shortages caused by semiconductor supply constraints from international markets experiencing COVID-19-related restrictions. We expect it to be a near-term issue.

In addition, this period will provide us with the opportunity to complete unfinished vehicles at the impacted assembly plants and ship those units to dealers to help meet the strong customer demand for our products.

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