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GM to Invest in Factories, Fort Wayne Plant Under Consideration

A Chevrolet Silverado pickup is loaded onto a train car for shipping at the General Motors
Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana (Photo submitted)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A series of plant improvements for General Motors could include Fort Wayne's plant.

General Motors announced Thursday it will spend $5.4 billion to make improvements to U.S plants.

Fort Wayne Plant spokesperson Stephanie Jentgen says the plant is in consideration. They submitted a proposal that would update the paint shop and renovate for future product lines. Reports say the proposal was worth as much as $1 billion.

Last fall, Allen County council approved a tax phase in for the plant, if GM made the upgrades. More aid could be in the works from the State of Indiana. Jentgen says negotiations are still underway.

The plant near Roanoke, employees more than 4,000 workers and builds Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks.

Plants in Lansing, Warren and Pontiac were listed as the initial plants to receive funding.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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