Flint, Michigan – General Motors will invest more than US$21 million at its assembly plant in Flint, Michigan to produce the 2011 Chevrolet light-duty crew cab. The Flint plant is the sole producer of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty crew cab trucks, and also produces the heavy-duty regular cab models.
The investment will include renovating the existing heavy-duty assembly process, and adding new machinery, equipment and tooling to support the light-duty crew cab production, which will begin in mid-2010.
“This investment in light-duty crew cab capability enhances Flint Assembly’s manufacturing flexibility and future competitiveness,” said GM manufacturing manager Larry Zahner. “The plant will now be able to produce both heavy-duty and light-duty trucks for General Motors Company on the same assembly line.”
Construction on the plant is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2009. Flint Assembly currently employs 1,767 hourly and salaried workers on two shifts.