Yes, it’s true. The last Hummer H3 rolled out of General Motors’ production facility in Shreveport, Louisiana last Monday, culminating the official end of one of America’s most iconic SUVs.
H3 production had been idled during the company’s bankruptcy, but GM resumed production in April to fulfill a fleet order for 849 trucks.
In July, 200 of the 900 employees at Shreveport are expected to lose their jobs.
Hummers were originally built by AM General Corporation, which was formerly AMC-Jeep’s General Products division, in its Mishawaka, Indiana, assembly plant. They were created under a contract for the United States armed forces. The first model, the Hum-Vee, was built in a variety of military-based equipment and versions. The U.S. military, on receiving their quota, have adapted some of the vehicles, including modifications to facilitate a directional microwave crowd control beam (Active Denial System).
AM General had planned to sell a civilian version of the Hum-Vee as far back as the late 1980s. [ read more about Hummer history ]


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