Shreveport Operations

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Shreveport Operations, officially the Shreveport Assembly and Stamping Plant, was a General Motors automobile factory in Shreveport, Louisiana. The 3,100,000-square-foot (290,000 m2) factory opened in 1981 and produced the company's compact pickup trucks. At one time 3,000 employees were on the payroll. Construction of the plant began in 1978, and a 2002 expansion included a new stamping facility[1].

The plant was closed in August 2012 with the last truck produced being a white Chevrolet Colorado. On the front of the vehicle, a banner was attached displaying that it was the 8,853,693rd vehicle that had been assembled at the plant. At the time just over 800 hourly and salaried workers were employed there.

Elio Motors has announced plans to begin using the facility in 2014 to manufacture a new three-wheeled vehicle[2]. The production date has since been moved back to 2015. Elio is working with production equipment manufacturer Comau to sell off additional unneeded equipment at the factory. [3]

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  1. ^ "Prime industrial land for sale/lease in Shreveport, LA". January 2011. p. 17. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Caddo commissioners mull GM plant purchase". Shreveport Times. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Elio Takes Major Step Toward Producing New Vehicle". 17 September 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 

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Coordinates: 32°25′27″N 93°55′13″W / 32.42417°N 93.92028°W / 32.42417; -93.92028