Van Nuys Assembly

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Van Nuys Assembly
Sign for the commercial complex
Operated1947 (1947) - 1992 (1992)
Coordinates34°12′51″N 118°26′40″W / 34.21417°N 118.44444°W / 34.21417; -118.44444
Owner(s)General Motors

Van Nuys Assembly was a General Motors automobile factory in Van Nuys, California. The plant opened in 1947 producing Chevrolet Advance Design trucks. Later it would produce several different models including Chevrolet full-size (Caprice, Impala, etc.), Chevrolet Corvair, Chevrolet Greenbrier, Chevrolet Chevelle, Chevrolet Nova/Buick Apollo/Oldsmobile Omega/Pontiac Ventura, and Chevrolet Camaro/Pontiac Firebird. It also produced the Chevrolet Monte Carlo and the Buick Skylark. The plant was closed in 1992 when Camaro/Firebird production moved to Sainte-Thérèse Assembly in Quebec due to air quality remediation efforts.[1]

The site was razed in 1993. A retail and industrial complex, known as The Plant, resulted on the 68-acre (28 ha) site, as well as Station 81 of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The retail portion totals 365,000 square feet (33,900 m2) and is home to 35 retail stores and restaurants. A 16-screen movie theater honors the site history with an automotive theme décor. A mural on both sides of Van Nuys Boulevard, under the rail bridge across from the Van Nuys Station, pays homage to the glory years of the GM plant.[2]


  1. ^ "General Motors Plant in Van Nuys to Close : Auto industry: Southland's last major car factory will shut down next summer. Up to 2,600 will lose jobs". Los Angeles Times. 20 July 1991. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
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