Detroit, Michigan – General Motors has announced it will cease production of its medium-duty truck operations, after it was unable to find a buyer for the division. Production of the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC Topkick trucks will end by July 31, 2009.
GM has tried to sell the division for the last four years and worked with multiple potential buyers, but was unable to close a deal. The automaker had a tentative deal with Navistar International in 2007, but it fell through last summer without being completed.
The medium-duty truck operations were among the first assets that General Motors put up for sale in 2005. The division had not been profitable for several years; workers will be sent to other facilities or offered an attrition program. The trucks are built in Flint, Michigan.