General Motors

PBS Newshour / YouTube

Vice President Mike Pence was back home again in Indiana Thursday to visit a General Motors plant in Kokomo.

Rebecca Green / WBOI

General Motors is hiring more than 1,000 temporary workers to produce ventilators at its facility in Kokomo.

Photo provided by General Motors and Ventec Life Systems

President Donald Trump ordered General Motors on Friday to accelerate ventilator production under the Defense Production Act. 

FILE PHOTO: Samantha Horton / IPB News

More than 200 General Motors temporary workers were let go over the weekend at the Fort Wayne Assembly plant.

Samantha Horton / IPB News

nited Automobile Workers ratified a new four year contract with General Motors Friday afternoon. Indiana local chapters were split on approving the contract but workers are heading back to work.

UAW Members Continue Vote, Await Friday's Final Tally

Oct 25, 2019
Seth Tackett / WTIU

Hoosier United Automobile Workers members continue to participate in the national strike outside General Motors facilities awaiting the ratification of a new contract.

Samantha Horton / IPB News

The United Auto Workers and General Motors continue contract negotiations with the union strike against the company. Several issues including wages and temporary workers are being discussed, but for some members the strike is also about keeping their jobs.

UAW Workers Strike At Largest GM Facility In Indiana

Sep 16, 2019
Samantha Horton / IPB News

United Automobile Workers in Indiana joined the union’s national strike against General Motors Monday. Some picketers at the Fort Wayne Assembly plant want the company to hire more of its temp workers full time.


Last month, we aired the first discussion in a series called Factory Families, produced by the University Community Conversation (UC2) Initiative at IPFW. Part two takes a look back at some of the major manufacturers to impact our region. The conversation was moderated by  Steve Buttes, Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies at IPFW.


Retired International Harvester employee: Bob Glick

Retired Zollner employee: Al Meredith

Retired GM employee: Randy Schmidt

Retired GE employees: Denver Sarver and Carl Reinking

GM Investing $1.2 Billion in Fort Wayne Plant

May 27, 2015
Shane Pequignot / General Motors

General Motors will invest $1.2 billion to expand its Fort Wayne truck assembly plant. The company says it’s among their largest manufacturing investments ever in the U.S.

The automotive company will expand and upgrade the existing facility which builds Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. The investment will add 1.5 million square feet to the plant, including a new paint shop and expanded body shop. The plant currently employs around 3,800 workers.

The company says the upgrades will improve efficiency and reduce emissions.