GM to invest $331M, add 110 jobs in Texas plant

Jun 1, 2011

As part of its announced $2 billion U.S. investment, General Motors said it plans to add 110 jobs and invest $331 million to purchase tooling and equipment as well as expand the Arlington, Texas, assembly plant to make future Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades.

“This investment will allow us to continue building award-winning full-size SUVs that offer better fuel efficiency than ever before without sacrificing the features and functionality they’ve come to expect,” GM manufacturing manager Larry Zahner said Thursday.

The announcement is part of GM’s planned investment in 17 facilities in eight states including assembly plants in Bowling Green, Ky., and Detroit, Mich.; and powertrain plants in Toledo, Ohio, and Flint and Bay City, Mich. This is on top of $3.4 billion invested and 9,000 jobs created or retained in the United States since mid-2009.

“We truly appreciate the support we have enjoyed from the Arlington community over the years,” said Zahner. “This investment is possible because of the teamwork between GM, the UAW, the Arlington community and the great State of Texas.”

The 110 new jobs will be added to an existing workforce of 2,400 hourly and salaried employees at Arlington.