GM - Truck and Bus Assembly Plant Expansion


Shambaugh & Son, L.P.


General Motors Corporation

Services Provided

  • Electrical
  • Fire Protection
  • Mechanical
GM team member working on an assembly line production facility

Value Delivered

Shambaugh collaborated with General Motors Corporation to meet rapidly changing and aggressive installation schedules for each project. Our team’s effective communication, value engineering, and experienced crew members helped complete each expansion project on-time and within budget—all while continuing to provide support for general maintenance and facility projects.

These upgrade projects will help the plant reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency. The new paint pre-treatment building, for instance, will include features like a new cascade air system that will preheat air before it enters the drying ovens, decreasing gas usage by 20 percent.

Client Objectives

GM sought to complete a series of expansion projects for their Fort Wayne Truck and Bus Assembly Plant, including a new pre-treatment area, an expanded body shop, and greater general assembly and logistic capabilities.

Scope of Services

Shambaugh installed the following electrical systems:

  • Medium and low voltage power distribution
  • LED building lighting
  • Lighting control systems
  • Fire and communication wiring
  • Automation/tooling power and control integration in over 1.6 million square feet of expansion area

Our team completed over 300,000 cumulative hours of labor for the duration of the projects.

Client Background

GM is a multinational automaker founded in 1908.