Arlington stamping plant. Photo courtesy of GM.

Arlington stamping plant. Photo courtesy of GM. 

General Motors will invest $1.4 billion, the largest single plant investment this year, toward improvements at its Arlington, Texas, assembly plant to enhance production of its full-size SUVs.

The 60-year-old plant will be reconfigured with a new paint shop, body shop and general assembly area upgrades.The company believes these improvements will allow the assembly plant to produce high-quality full-size SUVs more competitively.

From 2011 to 2015, GM has invested approximately $2 billion toward manufacturing improvements at Arlington Assembly, the launch of current full-size SUVs and a new stamping plant.

Construction is expected to begin this summer and take approximately three years to complete, according to GM. The construction won't affect production schedules for Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Yukon XLs and Cadillac Escalades.

Since June 2009, GM has announced U.S. facility investments of approximately $17.8 billion. This investment is part of the $5.4 billion GM announced it would invest in manufacturing over the next three years.