By: Vicki Cosgrove
June 8, 2011 9:49 am CT
General Motors knows all about Texas and how everything’s bigger here. From the land, to the hair, to the vehicles.
In a statement made last week, GM announced that it plans to add 110 jobs to the Arlington plant, as well as invest $331 million to purchase tooling and equipment. This is all intended to expand the plant and make it more efficient in producing the future of GM’s SUVs.
This news comes as part of GM’s $2 billion investment in 17 U.S. facilities, including Bowling Green, Ky.; Detroit, Mich.; Toledo, Ohio; and Flint and Bay City, Mich.
The Arlington plant currently employs 2,400 hourly and salaried employees, and occupies 3.75 million square feet. It produces an average of 1,140 vehicles per day, and just this month produced it’s nine millionth.
We are so excited about this announcement, and look forward to many more years in the great community of Arlington, Texas!