GM completes $1.2B expansion of Fort Wayne assembly plant — VIDEO
ROANOKE, Ind. — Officials at General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly plant recently opened a $1.2 billion expansion, a project that will increase the footprint of the mammoth complex by more than 50 percent.
It was nearly a year ago, in May 2015, when GM announced it would greatly expand operations at the plant with a new pre-treatment facility, expanded body shop and an expansion of its general assembly capabilities. At $1.2 billion, the investment is General Motors’ highest-ever at Fort Wayne Assembly and one of the automaker’s largest commitments to any of its manufacturing facilities anywhere.
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The facility has also raised a new 195,000 square foot logistics operation center that will present materials to the line operators remotely. The expansion will also require the addition of 21 truck docks to take in raw materials, and GM will add a third electrical transformer to ensure the additional areas are fully powered.
The additions will increase the plant’s total square footage from 3 million square feet to 4.6 million – some 716 total acres.
To be clear, the expansion is large.
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