Who Owns GMC?

August 2nd, 2021 by

2021 GMC Canyon driving down dirt road

GMC (General Motors Truck Company) has been a popular brand among many Milford drivers looking for enhanced capabilities in their next vehicle, but who owns GMC? General Motors (GM) owns GMC (General Motors Truck Company) as well as several other celebrated automotive subsidiaries which include Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, and more. Learn more about who owns the GMC brand and where these impressive vehicles are produced at Kent County Motors! 

Where is GMC Made? 

So, where is GMC made? While the brand appropriately has its headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, United States, where much of the country’s automotive manufacturing has stemmed, GMC vehicles are produced at several GM plants throughout North America and Canada, which include:

  • Fort Wayne Assembly Plant in Roanoke, Indiana – builds the Sierra. 
  • Arlington Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas – builds the Yukon and Yukon XL. 
  • Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant in Delta Township, Michigan – builds the Acadia. 
  • Shreveport Operations in Shreveport, Louisiana – builds the Canyon. 
  • Wentzville Assembly Plant in Wentzville, Missouri – builds the Savana. 
  • CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada – builds the Terrain. 

Brief History of the General Motors Truck Company 

The GMC brand has a unique history of becoming one of the automotive industry’s most trusted brands when it comes to providing excellent trucks, SUVs, and more. Take a look at some of the most important moments in the history of GMC below: 

  • Max Grabowsky founded Rapid Motor Vehicle Company, which developed some of the world’s first trucks. 
  • General Motors acquired Rapid Motor in 1909, resulting in the General Motors Truck Company. 
  • The company released the first mass-produced truck in 1912. Over 22,000 were sold. 
  • During WWII, the company became a crucial provider to the U.S. Military and manufactured over 600,000 trucks for its use. 
  • Fun Fact: GMC and Chevrolet trucks are manufactured in the same plants using the same parts. Their trims are different, however. 

Explore the GMC Lineup at Kent County Motors Today

Now that you know more about who owns GMC and where GMC cars are made, are you ready to get behind the wheel of your very own on Smyrna roads? Bring home a new GMC for sale from Kent County Motors and discover how you can save on your next purchase when you take advantage of our new vehicle specials or used cars under 10K. Our sales team is here if you have any questions or you can check out more features on the GMC brand. Contact us today for more information and to schedule your visit to our Dover dealership!


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