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GM Fort Wayne Assembly Builds 7 Millionth Truck
Customer and dealer join in milestone event


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Lee Adams, owner of Tri-State Compressed Air in Goshen, Indiana, with his new, blue double-cab 2016 Chevrolet Silverado - the 7 millionth pickup truck built at General Motors' Fort Wayne Assembly Plant - Thursday, December 10, 2015 in Roanoke, Indiana. Adams ordered the truck from Tom Naquin Chevrolet in Elkhart, Indiana. Adams has purchased more than 50 Chevrolet trucks and vans for his company since 1982. (Photo by Shane Pequignot for Chevrolet)

ROANOKE, Ind. – General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly Plant built its 7 millionth pickup truck today with the customer purchasing the blue double-cab 2016 Chevrolet Silverado helping with the build.

Lee Adams, owner of Tri-State Compressed Air in Goshen, Ind., ordered the truck for his sales force from Tom Naquin Chevrolet in Elkhart, Ind. According to Naquin, Adams’ company has purchased more than 50 Chevrolet trucks and vans since 1982.

Thad Naquin, Greg Fink and Tracy McDonald from the dealership, and Bedria Purifoy, Chevrolet district sales manager, accompanied Adams to the plant for a tour and a brief time on the line alongside members of UAW Local 2209.

The production milestone came during a $1.2 billion investment at the facility, where full-size Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks are built.
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