GM plant temporarily shut down due to chip shortage

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FORT WAYNE — Production astatine the General Motors works successful Fort Wayne volition temporarily travel to a halt opening Monday.

The determination is owed to the ongoing planetary shortage of semi-conductor chips. Officials said the disruption astatine the GM motortruck assembly works should lone past 1 week, but national representatives said the shutdown is inactive significant.

"People are truly concerned," Rich LeTourneau, a national spokesperson, said. "They are, I mean, it's long-term, abbreviated term, either 1 it's going to impact america due to the fact that there's, obviously, erstwhile the motortruck part goes down, it's serious."

GM's best-selling Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks are produced astatine the plant.

Impacted workers volition beryllium eligible for unemployment checks during the shutdown.

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