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GM Fort Wayne Assembly resumes work after week-long pause

Inside GM production plant workers

ROANOKE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Trucks are again rolling off the lines at the Fort Wayne Assembly, as General Motors returned the plant to production on Monday after a one-week shutdown.

As ABC21 reported in late July, production was paused last Monday as the company -- and others -- continues to grapple with a shortage of semiconductors, which have hampered the completion and distribution of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra units assembled at the plant.

It was one of two Midwest plants where the process was put on hiatus in recent days, though officials noted that work could take place during the line shutdown to complete some unfinished vehicles that had been waiting for parts.

Officials expected to return to regular operations on Aug. 2, and have confirmed that the Sunday/Monday "third shift" was called to work as that took effect.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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