GM has invested over $1.4 billion in Arlington Assembly since 2015 in order to upgrade the facility
General Motors, the multinational manufacturer of vehicles and vehicle parts, recently announced that it will make an investment of $20 million into the Arlington Assembly plant in Texas in order to upgrade factory conveyors while it prepares to launch new SUVs.
Reportedly, GM manufactures next-gen SUVs like Suburban, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Chevrolet Tahoe at Arlington Assembly.
Gerald Johnson, GM’s EVP for Global Manufacturing, said that the company has been building trucks for over 20 years in Texas. It is expecting from the Arlington team to continue building the highest quality products for customers as they continue to prepare for the launch of the next generation of full size SUVs.
Apparently, GM has invested over $1.4 billion in Arlington Assembly since 2015 in order to upgrade the body shop, build new paint shops and upgrade the general assembly area. These upgrades are expected to be completed by next year.
According to reliable sources, the company faced harsh criticism by several politicians and President Donald Trump after it decided to cut nearly 14,000 jobs and idled four plants in the U.S. and one in Canada. The new investment will, however, not be creating additional new jobs, sources informed.
There has been no information as to when the production or sales of the next gen full-size SUVs will commence.
Terry Dittes, UAW Vice President of GM department, reportedly lauded GM’s investment and said that the company believes in building products where they sell them and it is good for the members, communities and the entire country.
The Arlington plant, established in 1954, employs approximately 4,500 workers who operate on three shifts. In 1997, General Motors converted its factory from car to truck production. It has been reported that Arlington Assembly runs on wind energy which earned it a spot on National Top 100 List of the largest green power users issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Source Credit- https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2019/06/25/gm-arlington-texas-plant-investment/1557857001/