The General Motors Fort Wayne assembly plant has been build trucks since 1986, but the time has come that the seven millionth truck left the plant. The truck left the plant on December 10th, and GM plans that to be one of many more vehicles to leave the plant.
This milestone came at just the right time as GM is in the process of a $1.2 billion investment at the facility. GM plans to build the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra their for many years to come. With just a little simple math GM on average has produced 241,379 vehicles out of this plant each year since they opened to hit this milestone.
The lucky owner of the record truck was Lee Adams, owner of Tri-State Compressed Air in Goshen, Indiana. Adams was able to make the trip to the plant for a tour and to lend a helping had to members of UAW Local 2209.
The truck Adams ordered was a blue 2016 double-cab Chevrolet Silverado. Members from the dealership were also invited for this celebration, and joined Adams at the plant.
One crazy way to look at how many vehicles this plant puts out is to look at the state of Delaware. Delaware in 2014 had a population of 935,614. It would have taken this plant 3.8 years to produce enough trucks for every since person in the state.