General Motors is investing $ 150 million in its manufacturing facility in Flint, Michigan, to drive the production of its all-new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups.
Million dollar sum will be used by the Flint Assembly to improve conveyors and other machinery, according to a GM press release. The company predicted that the update will be completed "in the first half of 2020".
The company's president, Mark Reuss, praised the quality of the vehicles mentioned above and said Flint's workforce was "up to the challenge" Produce them.
A Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck is set to roll off the line Wednesday at General Motors' Flint assembly plant in Flint, Michigan. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger (General Motors)
"We have tremendous opportunities to grow our heavy-duty pickup business because we've invested in performance, performance, innovation, and capacity," said Reuss.
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There are no new jobs tied to the Wednesday announcement, but GM was unaware at the beginning of this year that there would be 1,000 new employees at the plant, with the Flint Assembly currently employing more than 5,000 people.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.