Who Owns GMC?

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General Motors (GM) is the owner of GMC (General Motors Truck Company). Who is GM? They’re an American automaker known for its rugged pickup trucks and capable sport utility vehicles like GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon. In addition to GMC, GM owns other subsidiaries, including Cadillac, Buick, and Chevrolet. Below, you can learn more about GMC, its production plants, and its history. 



Where is GMC Made? 

GMC is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, United States. GMC vehicles are built at the following plants in the U.S. and Canada: 

  • Fort Wayne Assembly Plant in Roanoke, Indiana – manufactures the Sierra
  • Arlington Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas – manufactures the Yukon and Yukon XL
  • Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant in Delta Township, Michigan – manufactures the Acadia
  • Shreveport Operations in Shreveport, Louisiana – manufactures the Canyon
  • Wentzville Assembly Plant in Wentzville, Missouri – manufactures the Savana
  • CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada – manufactures the Terrain

General Motors Truck Company: A History Timeline 

GMC has a long history in the automotive industry. Here’s a quick look at some highlights from its historical timeline: 

  • The Rapid Motor Vehicle Company was founded by Max Grabowsky, and it produced some of the first trucks ever manufactured. 
  • In 1909, General Motors acquired Rapid Motor, leading to the formation of the General Motors Truck Company. 
  • In 1912, the company released the first mass-produced truck and sold over 22,000. 
  • The U.S. Military relied heavily on the company during WWII. Over 600,000 trucks were manufactured for the military. 

Fun Fact: You may have noticed that GMC and Chevrolet vehicles often have the same engines and feature sets. That’s because their trucks are produced in the same production plants using the same parts.

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Have more questions about GMC vehicles, their feature sets, and technologies. If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a GMC Terrain, Canyon, or another model, contact us online or by phone at 877-417-1301. Don’t forget to check out our new vehicle specials on the latest GMC vehicles! 


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