General Motors (GM) recently announced that it will invest an additional $20 million at its assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, to upgrade conveyors in preparation for the launch of the company’s new full-sized SUVs. The new upgrades are scheduled to be completed next year.
The Arlington assembly plant is the sole producer of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, and the Cadillac Escalade. Since 2015, GM has invested more than $1.4 billion in the plant to build a new paint shop and for body shop and general assembly area upgrades.
“We’ve been building trucks in Texas for more than 20 years, and our additional investment in Arlington Assembly is proof of our commitment and confidence in our Arlington team,” said Gerald Johnson, GM executive vice president of global manufacturing. “We are counting on the Arlington team to continue focusing on building the highest quality products possible for our customers while preparations continue for the launch of the next generation of our full-size SUVs.”
Opened in 1954, the Arlington assembly plant currently employs 4,500 people and operates on three production shifts. The facility converted from car to truck production in 1997. The plant also runs entirely on wind energy, which has earned it a spot on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s top 100 list of the largest green power users.
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