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General Motors CEO Mary Barra announces the company's increased investment in the Fort Wayne Assembly Plant. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
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General Motors officials announced Thursday they plan to invest about $24 million into the company’s Fort Wayne assembly plant. The facility is benefitting from the company’s push to make and sell more trucks, while other locations across North America have been shut down.

General Motors Announces Plant Closures, None In Indiana

Nov 26, 2018

General Motors officials announced Monday that the company plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs in North America.

GM To Spend $90M Upgrading Marion Plant

Aug 22, 2016
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General Motors will invest $90 million to upgrade its Marion Metal Center in Grant County, the company announced Monday.

 

The money will pay for new, high-tech equipment at the 60-year-old facility where the company employs about 1,400 people, supplying metal parts for GM vehicles across North America.

 

It's the largest investment the Indiana Economic Development Corporation has announced since late May.

 

Senate Backs Away From Direct Auto Sales Ban

Feb 26, 2016
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The Senate has pulled the plug on a bill which would have shut down the Tesla Motors showroom in Indianapolis. Instead of franchising dealerships, Tesla sells to customers directly.  But the Senate had proposed banning that practice.

Senate Commerce Chairman Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) says he's been bombarded with angry calls from Tesla owners, so he killed the bill in favor of the House's original call for a study committee.