Pontiac Assembly Center

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Pontiac Assembly Center, also known as Pontiac East Assembly, was a GMC and Chevrolet (pickup) truck production plant operated by General Motors. Other past names of this large GM facility were Truck & Coach and Truck & Bus. The now shuttered plant is located at 2100 South Opdyke Road in Pontiac, Michigan.

The factory opened in 1972 for the production of medium-duty pickup trucks and became part of the Truck & Bus Group ten years later. In 1985 medium-duty truck production was consolidated with heavy-duty truck production, and the plant was renovated and re-tooled to produce full-size pickups. Floor space amounting to 712,000 square feet (66,100 m2) was added, including a second floor that houses the paint facility. Production of full-size pickups began in December 1986. The plant closed in September 2009.

In late 2011, demolition of the plant began. According to the Racer Trust; an environmental trust organization marketing GM surplus industrial properties, the site where the plant stood has been sold. Details of the buyer have not yet been released. [1]

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