FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Workers at the Fort Wayne General Motors Assembly Plant who just got back to work will soon be out of work for another week and will return with a new policy in effect.
GM announced Tuesday its three pickup truck assembly plants in North America will shut down next week due to the global semiconductor chip shortage.
The shutdown will begin on Monday, Aug. 9.
When workers come back on Aug. 16, they'll have a mask mandate in place.
"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,” General Motors said in a statement to FOX 55.
GM, Ford and Jeep will reinstate the mandate for workers at all factories, offices and warehouses.
This is regardless of vaccine status.
The other two GM truck plants are in Flint, Michigan and Silao, Mexico.