Praises are due for Wentzville GM plant

Praises are due for Wentzville GM plant
February 1, 2023 Jasmine Thomas
Photo of new pickup truck inside a General Motors plant in Wentzville, Missouri.

This article originally ran in Fox2 News Now on Jan. 31, 2023. 

As the next generation of General Motors midsize trucks rolled off the assembly line last week, executives offer praise for the recent accomplishments of the Wentzville plant.

“We take great pride in the fact people have confidence in us to execute these things,” Lamar Rucker, the plant’s executive director, said. “So, this isn’t just a plant celebration, this is a community celebration.”

The pride felt by the more than 4,000 local employees who worked hard to bring the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon to market is shared by GM’s brass in Detroit.

“The team at Wentzville just did an extraordinary job managing through all those ups and downs,” said Steve Carlisle, GM’s executive vice president and president for North America.

Carlisle lauded the Wentzville workforce for getting these trucks off the line on time, despite a global pandemic and chip shortage.

“Not a lot of plants had the task of tooling up for a completely new product while doing it while they were doing that at the same time and launching with quality,” he said.

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