FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Workers at the Fort Wayne General Motors Assembly Plant will soon be out of work for another week because of supply chain issues.
GM announced Thursday the pickup truck plant is among eight in North America impacted by a shut down due to the global semiconductor chip shortage.
The shutdown at the Fort Wayne location will begin on Monday, Sept. 6.
Workers are expected to resume regular operations on Monday, Sept. 13.
"During the downtime, we will repair and ship unfinished vehicles from many impacted plants, including Fort Wayne and Silao, [Mexico] to dealers to help meet the strong customer demand for our products,” General Motors said in a statement to FOX 55.
This will be the third shutdown for the plant in a two-month span because of the global chip shortage.
Fort Wayne's GM factory builds Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks.