General Motors has begun construction of a $65 million parts processing center in Burton, Mich. that would represent the company's largest single investment in a warehousing and logistics facility in the U.S. in nearly 40 years.
The company's Customer Care and Aftersales unit is developing the ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts center on a vacant 141-acre lot. The facility, which should be up and running in early 2019, will serve as the main induction point for parts that need to be packaged for sale.
The facility will provide 1.1 million square feet of space, which is twice the size of its current parts processing center located about five miles away. It will have 84 shipping and receiving docks and nearly 700 hourly and salaried employees.
G.M. hosted a ceremonial event on June 20 that was attended by Burton Mayor Paula Zelenko; Scott Henry of UAW Local 651; Chad Meyer, the president of NorthPoint Development; and Tim Turvey, GM global vice president of customer care and aftersales. NorthPoint is building the facility and will lease it to G.M. for 12.5 years.