FLINT, Mich. - General Motors announces a $150 million investment into the Flint Assembly plant during a news conference on Wednesday.
- GM says $1.6 billion invested in Flint Assembly since 2013.
- 1,000 new jobs added this year, according to GM.
- GM also says production at Flint Assembly will be up 40,000 vehicles annually.
President Mark Reuss made the announcement at the plant. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver also spoke.
"We have tremendous opportunities to grow our heavy-duty pickup business, because we’ve invested in capability, performance, innovation and capacity," said Reuss. "Our all-new Chevrolet and GMC HD pickups are the toughest, strongest, most capable heavy-duty pickups we’ve ever brought to market, and our Flint team is up to the challenge to build world-class quality products to drive the growth."
According to GM, the automaker has invested more than $1.6 billion in the Flint Assembly plant since 2013, "enabling an increase in the truck plant’s production capacity of the all-new Chevrolet and GMC HD pickups by about 40,000 vehicles annually, including more crew cab models and diesels," according to Reuss.
Additionally, GM said 1,000 new jobs were created this year, bringing employment at the plant to more than 5,000.
UAW Vice President Terry Dittes released this statement:
“The over $150 million investment in Flint rewards GM’s production and skilled trades workers for the quality Full-Size Pickups they produce. Under the direction of Director Gerald Kariem of UAW Region 1D, Flint GM workers in the past year have secured 1,000 additional jobs which reflect the hard work of UAW members as they build heavy duty Chevy and GMC pickup trucks.”
Back in February, the automaker announced it will be adding 1,000 jobs at the plant to build the new generation of pickup trucks.
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