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Who Owns GMC?

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General Motors Truck Company, or GMC, is owned by General Motors, an American automaker known for its popular sport utility vehicles and heavy-duty pickup trucks like the GMC Sierra. GMC is one of GM’s many subsidiaries, along with brands including Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, and others. Curious about who owns GMC, model manufacturing locations, and GMC brand history? Keep reading to take an in-depth look at the GMC story with Ryan Buick GMC!

Where is GMC Made?

GMC is headquartered in the midwestern United States, in Detroit, Michigan. The brand builds models at various plants across the upper midwest and Canada. North American and Candian assembly plants include:

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

History of the General Motors Truck Company

You know where GMC vehicles are produced today, but where is GMC made when you consider the brand’s whole 100 year+ history? You’ll find surprising consistency there: GMC was established in Pontiac, Michigan — not far from its current headquarters in Detroit! Below, check out how the brand expanded production and adapted to the changing needs of drivers over the decades:

  • 1902 — Rapid Motor Vehicle Company founded in Pontiac, Michigan, developing some of the world’s first trucks.
  • 1909 — William C. Durant makes RMVC into a subsidiary of his General Motors Company.
  • 1911 — General Motors forms the General Motors Truck Company.
  • 1916 — A GMC Truck makes history, crossing the country from Seattle to New York City in 30 days.
  • 1926 — A 2-ton GMC truck is driven from New York to San Francisco in five days and 30 minutes.
  • 1939 to 1945 — GMC Truck produces 600,000 trucks for the United States Armed Forces.
  • 1962 to 1987 — London, Ontario GMC plant produces buses as the GMC Truck & Coach division.
  • 1996 — GM merges GMC Truck Division with the Pontiac Motor Division, and many GMC dealerships merge with Pontiac dealerships, allowing a single dealer to offer both trucks and entry-to-mid-level cars.

Ever wondered why GMC and Chevrolet trucks share so many characteristics? Since 1920, the two brands have been built as variants of the same platform, sharing much of the same bodywork and exterior styling. However, you’ll note differences in their grills and headlights, as well as different trim levels, engines, and interior features.

Explore the Lineup at Ryan Buick GMC in Minot!

Get in touch if you’d like to learn more about GMC history, where GMC is made, GMC models, trims, and features, or stop by our dealership in Minot to take advantage of our pre-owned and new vehicle specials for New Town and Bottineau-area drivers. When you’ve found your favorite models in our inventory, contact us to set up your test drive!

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