GM’s production efforts continue to be affected by parts shortages, including at the GM Fort Wayne Assembly facility in Indiana. According to a recent report, the GM Fort Wayne plant is now set to idle for an additional week through September 8th. The GM Fort Wayne plant produces the light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.
According to a recent report from The Detroit News, which cites a letter sent from the plant’s executive director to employees, the GM Fort Wayne plant will be down an additional week through September 8th due to an unspecified supply constraint. The Indiana plant was originally scheduled to be idled the week of August 28th due to a parts shortage, and was set to resume production on Tuesday, September 5th following the Labor Day Holiday. Now, however, this no longer appears to be the case.
“GM is actively working with our supplier to resolve the issues that have arisen so we can begin producing the vehicles that are in such high demand with our dealers and customers,” writes Fort Wayne Plant Executive Dennys Pimenta in the letter obtained by The Detroit News.
Unfortunately, the GM Fort Wayne plant isn’t the only General Motors facility that has experienced production constraints as of late. Chevy and GMC pickup production has also been affected at the GM Silao plant in Silao, Mexico, which was idled between August 11th and August 28th, or roughly 17 days, once again due to a parts shortage. The production stoppage at the Silao plant follows a two-week shutdown this past March.
Meanwhile, production issues also hit the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri, which has been forced to run two shifts per day rather than the normal three between August 28th and September 5th, affecting production of the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Chevy Express, and GMC Savana.
Finally, the GM Oshawa plant in Canada has also experienced a slowdown due to an axle shortage, affecting production of GM’s light-duty pickups.