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General Motors (GM) recently announced a $150 million investment at its assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, to increase production of the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups. The investment will be used to enhance the plant’s conveyors and other tooling. The work is expected to be completed in the first half of 2020.
This news follows GM’s announcement last month that it would be expanding light-duty, full-sized pickup production capacity in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in response to strong customer demand.
“We have tremendous opportunities to grow our heavy-duty pickup business, because we’ve invested in capability, performance, innovation and capacity,” said Mark Reuss, GM president. “Our all-new Chevrolet and GMC HD pickups are the toughest, strongest, most capable heavy-duty pickups we’ve ever brought to market, and our Flint team is up to the challenge to build world-class quality products to drive the growth.”
Since 2013, GM has invested more than $1.6 billion in the Flint assembly plant, enabling an increase in the facility’s production capacity by nearly 40,000 vehicles annually. In addition, 1,000 new jobs have been created in 2019, bringing employment at the plant to more than 5,000. The facility, which opened in 1947, currently operates three production shifts.
The Flint and Fort Wayne investments are the most recent GM has made to strengthen its growing truck, SUV and crossover business. Other investments include those previously announced in Dayton, Ohio; Parma, Ohio; Romulus, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; Spring Hill, Tennessee; and Lansing, Michigan.
For more information, visit www.gm.com.