GM Invests A Further $877-Million In Flint Plant

General Motor’s oldest plant in North-America will be transformed over the coming years, as the company officials today announced plans to invest $877-million to build a new bodyshop at GM’s Flint Truck Assembly located in Flint, Michigan.

Officials says the body shop will be moved closer to Flint Metal Center, which supplies sheet metal and other parts used in many of today’s full-sized Chevrolet and GMC trucks. The investment will also cover improvements to the plant itself, as well as retooling and the installation of new manufacturing equipment.

Since 2011, the company has invested over $1.8-billion in Flint Assembly, including $600-million for plant upgrades and stand alone paint shop that is currently under construction and schedule to open in 2016.

“In the last several years, GM’s investments in the city of Flint have topped $2.5 billion, creating hundreds of construction jobs and an economic boost for the community,” said Flint Mayor Dayne Walling.

Today’s announcement completes the $5.4 billion in investments GM and the UAW announced at the end of April. Since June 2009, GM has announced U.S. facility investments of approximately $17.8 billion, including $12.4 billion since the end of the 2011 UAW-GM National Agreement. These investments have created approximately 6,250 new jobs and secured 20,700 other positions.