Following a parts shortage that cancelled all three shifts at the plant on Tuesday and the morning shift Wednesday, production General Motors’ Fort Wayne, Ind. assembly plant has resumed.
The plant is responsible for manufacturing both standard and HD versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. An equipment breakdown at GM’s stamping plant in Marion, Ind. forced a parts shortage of sheetmetal supplies, plant communications manager Stephanie Jengten told Automotive News. The problem has been remedied by using sheetmetal parts from another GM plant until regular production at the Marion facility can resume.
“This really shouldn’t impact consumers or shipments to dealers,” Jengten noted.
According to Automotive News data, there were 199,600 Silverados on dealer lots or en route to dealerships as of July 1, equivalent to a 110-day supply. There is also no shortage of GMC Sierras on hand, with 70,200 trucks in stock, or a 109-day supply.