Shreveport Operations

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Shreveport Operations, officially the Shreveport Assembly and Stamping Plant, was a General Motors vehicle 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 along with Moraine Assembly in Dayton, Ohio. At one time 3,000 employees were on the payroll. Construction of the plant began in 1978. In 2002 expansion included a new stamping facility.[1]

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

Elio Motors had 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 2017.[3] Elio is working with production equipment manufacturer Comau, to sell off additional unneeded equipment at the factory.[4]

Glovis America, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group. Acquired 125,000 square feet of the plant for use as a distribution center of Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Glovis also leases 90 acres at this site.

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  1. ^ "Prime industrial land for sale/lease in Shreveport, LA" (PDF). 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. ^ https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2016/03/14/three-wheel-6800-elio-delayed-again-could-be-too-little-too-late/#5347519156c6
  4. ^ "Elio Took A Major Step Toward Producing The 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