The next stage in GM's $5.4-billion factory renovation initiative will see it upgrade the Fort Wayne assembly plant in Indiana that handles production of the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado.
Four of General Motors' full-size truck plants, three of them in the U.S., will go intermittently silent for a total of 21 weeks in order to retool for 2013 model year production. The Fort Wayne, Indiana and Flint, Michigan plants have both been in the news lately as recipients of multi-million dollar investments for just this purpose.
The details of exactly how clean car manufacturing facilities are in the U.S. are, to be honest, not entirely clear. Claims of being "landfill free" or "zero waste" seem pretty easy to throw out there, but there is bit of a grey area with these terms since some companies burn some waste to create energy, which doesn't seem to be in the spirit of leaving behind literally no waste.