GM to Invest $331 Million to Expand Plant for Future SUV Production
General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant employee Joe Gonzalez working on the line before the automaker's announcement.
General Motors will add 110 jobs and invest $331 million to purchase tooling and equipment and expand the Arlington Assembly Plant to make future Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons, and Cadillac Escalades.
The Arlington investment is primarily for manufacturing machinery, equipment, special tooling and an expansion of the current facility. The plant, which opened in 1954, built its 9-millionth vehicle earlier this month. It last was expanded in 2001, to 3.75 million square feet.
This announcement is part of the $2 billion in U.S. investment that GM announced for 17 facilities in eight states on May 10. Announcements positively impacting employment were made recently at assembly plants in Bowling Green, Ky., and Detroit, Mich.; and at powertrain plants in Toledo, Ohio, as well as Flint and Bay City, Mich. This is on top of $3.4 billion invested and 9,000 jobs created or retained in the United States since mid-2009.
The 110 new jobs will be added to an existing workforce of 2,400 hourly and salaried employees at Arlington.