GM to halt medium-duty truck operations

Posted on June 10, 2009

DETROIT — General Motors (GM) announced Monday its decision to wind down its medium-duty truck operations.

Production of the Chevy Kodiak and GMC Topkick medium-duty trucks will cease by July 31.

GM supplies chassis under those brand names for some Type A school buses, but school bus manufacturers contacted by SBF said that the truck announcement would not affect their product lines.

GM had been trying to sell its medium-duty truck business since 2005. The company said in a statement that it had worked with “multiple potential buyers.”

The halting of the medium-duty truck production affects about 400 of 2,100 workers at a GM plant in Flint, Mich., Automotive News reported.

GM CEO Fritz Henderson told reporters that the affected workers would be deployed to other facilities or offered an attrition program.

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