Who Owns GMC?

February 19th, 2019 by

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General Motors (GM) owns GMC (General Motors Truck Company). GM is an American auto manufacturer known for heavy-duty pickup trucks and high-class sport utility vehicles like the GMC Sierra. GMC is one of GM’s many subsidiaries, which includes Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, and more. Learn more about the top-rated brand, manufacturing plants, and its history at Riverside Buick GMC!

Where is GMC Made?

GMC has headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. GMC vehicles are built at a handful of GM’s North American and Canadian plants.

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

History of the General Motors Truck Company

Learn about GMC’s journey through the automotive industry:

  • Max Grabowsky founded Rapid Motor Vehicle Company, which developed some of the world’s first trucks.
  • General Motors acquired Rapid Motor in 1909, resulting in the General Motors Truck Company.
  • In 1912, the company released the first mass-produced truck. Over 22,000 were sold.
  • During WWII, the company became an important provider to the U.S. military and manufactured over 600,000 trucks for its use.

Fun Fact: GMC and Chevrolet trucks are manufactured in the same plants using the same parts. Their trims are different, however.

Explore the GMC Lineup at Riverside Buick GMC!

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a new GMC vehicle or looking to learn more about the GMC Canyon towing capabilities? Visit our dealership near Rome during showroom hours, and we’ll get you behind the wheel for a test drive. Contact us with any questions. Be sure to browse our current offers and incentives on new models like the Sierra, Yukon, and Acadia.

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