March 25, 2022

Chip shortage forces GM to pause production at Indiana plant

The company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2022 Silverado pickup truck as it sits in an empty storage lot at a Chevrolet dealership Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Englewood, Colo. - AP Photo/David Zalubowski

The company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2022 Silverado pickup truck as it sits in an empty storage lot at a Chevrolet dealership Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Englewood, Colo.

AP Photo/David Zalubowski

General Motors is shutting down its pickup truck factory in Fort Wayne for two weeks next month because the company has run short of computer chips.

The auto industry is still facing supply chain issues more than a year after a global chip shortage first emerged in late 2020.

Chip supplies have improved during the first three months of this year compared with 2021, GM said, improving production and deliveries in the first quarter. But there's still uncertainty in getting supplies from chip manufacturers.

READ MORE: Toyota idling output at Indiana assembly plant for 5 days

The Fort Wayne plant will be closed the weeks of April 4 and 11. It has been running on three shifts per day making Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierra light duty pickups. The plant employs more than 4,000 workers.

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