St. Louis Truck Assembly

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St. Louis Truck Assembly in 1946
The Union Seventy Center, the reconfigured former St. Louis Truck Assembly plant, May 2018

St. Louis Truck Assembly was a General Motors automobile factory that built GMC/Chevrolet trucks, GM "B" body passenger cars [Chevrolet Impala and Caprice], and 1954-1982 Corvette models. Opened in the 1920s as a Fisher body plant and Chevrolet chassis plant, it expanded facilities to manufacture trucks on a separate line. During WWII, the plant produced the DUKWs for the military. Another expansion was added for the corvette line in 1953. The plant closed on August 7, 1986, although the plant essentially was doomed when on August 1, 1980 the Caprice/Impala assembly line was closed. At the end of an extended model year for 1982 the Corvette production ceased and was shifted for the 1984 model introduced in early 1983 to Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky [1] Thereafter, it only built R- and V-series crew cab and cab/chassis trucks before that output was moved to GM's Janesville Assembly.[2] Automobile production and maintenance workers were transferred from the closed truck line to the new Wentzville Assembly in 1986 which produced Buick and Oldsmobile front wheel drive B Body cars. [The Buick Electra and Oldsmobile 98 & 88]

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  1. ^ Ward's Automotive Yearbook 1988. Ward's Communications, Inc. 1988. p. 129.
  2. ^ Ward's Automotive Yearbook 1987. Ward's Communications, Inc. 1988. p. 247.

Coordinates: 38°40′53.79″N 90°15′32.26″W / 38.6816083°N 90.2589611°W / 38.6816083; -90.2589611