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General Motors (GM) recently opened a new parts-processing center in Burton, Michigan. The state-of-the-art facility will employ more than 800 hourly and salaried employees.
The company broke ground on the new site in June 2018 and shipped its first outbound delivery in June 2019. An average of 100 inbound deliveries and 55 outbound deliveries are expected each day.
The 1.1-million-square-foot plant is triple the size of the facility it is replacing with 84 shipping and receiving docks. The increased capacity will allow for greater efficiency and output as employees unitize and package as many as 120 million service parts a year.
The parts packaged and distributed from the new facility will be used to maintain every Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicle sold in the United States, as well as hundreds of competitive vehicles.
“GM has the highest owner loyalty of any manufacturer, and a big part of that equation is getting high-quality parts into the hands of trained service technicians when and where they need them,” said Tim Turvey, GM’s global vice president of customer care and aftersales (CCA). “That’s why this particular facility is so vital.”
GM now employs more than 9,500 people in Genesee County, including the Grand Blanc headquarters of the company’s CCA business and the Flint manufacturing complex.
For more information, visit www.gm.com.