What Does GMC Stand For?

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Many Houston drivers are already familiar with the various GMC vehicles on the road, but not everyone knows the GMC history or even what GMC stands for. Owned by General Motors (GM), GMC stands for General Motors Company and is responsible for producing premium SUVs and heavy-duty pickup trucks. People often wonder, “Is GMC Chevy?” or “Where is GMC made?” or “Where is GMC made?” The team at Texan GMC Buick has all you need to know about GMC and associated brands. Read on below!

 

 

GMC Name Meaning

If you ask Porter or New Caney drivers, “What does GMC stand for?” you’ll likely get the answer: General Motors Company. While true today, that’s not what it was always called. In 1902 when Max Grabowsky sold his first truck, the company had the name Grabowsky Motor Vehicle Company. After a reorganization, the name changed to Rapid Motor Vehicle Company until the company was fully acquired by William Durante in 1909 where it became a subsidiary of General Motors. The first GMC (General Motors Truck Company) logo would then be seen on trucks in 1912.

Who Owns GMC? GMC History

Take a stroll through the GMC’s journey in the automotive industry:

  • 1902: Max Grabowsky founded Grabowsky Motor Vehicle Company which was reorganized into Rapid Motor Vehicle Company later that year. The company developed some of the world’s first trucks.
  • 1909: General Motors acquired Rapid Motor, resulting in General Motors Truck Company.
  • 1912: The company released the first mass-produced truck, selling over 22,000 models.
  • Between 1941 and 1945: During WWII, the company became a crucial provider to the U.S. Military and manufactured over 600,000 trucks, including cargo trucks, dump trucks, tankers, bomb transporters, and fire engines. An amphibious vehicle called the DUKW, or “Duck”, became famous during combat. These vehicles would later be used as tour vehicles in U.S. cities.
  • Who owns GMC today? GMC under the GM umbrella is owned by shareholders since it is a public company.

Is GMC Chevy?

From GMC’s history, you can see the company was rapidly expanding during its formative years. So, is GMC Chevy? Yes, GM acquired the Chevrolet Motor Company in 1918. Today, Chevy creates a wide range of vehicles, from subcompact cars to full-size pickup trucks. GMC and Chevy are just a few subsidiaries of GM. Other companies include Buick, Cadillac, and more.

Where is GMC Made?

GMC vehicles are produced at plants across North America. The brand itself is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, United States, but where are the GMC models made?

  • 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.

Explore the GMC Lineup with Texan GMC Buick!

There’s much more to learn about the GMC brand. Explore the premium features, powerful performance, and full range of customization options with the team at Texan GMC Buick. Contact us or visit our Humble dealership to test drive our inventory SUVs and trucks today! We also invite you to learn what GMC’s extended warranty covers!

 

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