GM is temporarily shutting down its Fort Wayne truck manufacturing facility for two weeks starting March 27.
The plant produces around 1,300 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks per day.
The shutdown is intended to maintain optimal inventory levels with GM’s dealerships.
The shutdown is meant to help GM reach its target inventory level of between 50 to 60 days through 2023.
The decision is in line with both the national and local UAW bargaining agreements.
Production at the plant is up over the past month, while demand remains consistent, resulting in an increase in inventory.
GM’s other full-size truck plants in Michigan, Canada, and Mexico will continue with operations during the two-week shutdown in Indiana.
The Fort Wayne plant constantly reviews and adjusts its production schedules to keep inventory levels at dealerships at an optimal level.
The shutdown comes at an interesting time for pickup production and automotive manufacturing in general.