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The General Motors Truck Company was founded on July 22, 1911 by William C. Durant as a division of the General Motors Corporation. It was a consolidation between the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company and the Reliance Motor Car Company. Its industry is automotive (primarily trucks and utility vehicles) and its headquarters were in Pontiac, Michigan (1911-1939) and Detroit, Michigan (1939-present).

In 1925, manufacturing operations of GMC were placed under the Yellow Truck & Coach Manufacturing Company, a firm recently acquired by General Motors Corp. In 1943, GM purchased the remaining stocks in Yellow Truck and renamed it GMC Truck & Coach Division. The division became a part of the newly formed GM Worldwide Truck & Bus Group in 1981 and was separated from the bus/coach operation in 1987. In 1996, GMC was merged with GM's Pontiac division. In 1998, the division was renamed GMC.

plant at Pontiac, MI. (ca. 1916)

PLANTS

  • Oakland, California
  • Pontiac, Michigan
  • St. Louis, Missouri

COMPANY NAMES

General Motors Truck Company (1911-1943)

GMC Truck & Coach Division (1943-1987)

GMC Truck Division (1987-1996)

Pontiac-GMC Division (1996-1998)

General Motors Company (GMC) (1998-present)

MODEL GALLERY

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