Arlington, Texas – General Motors will start construction next week on a new US$200 million stamping facility in Texas. The plant, part of the company’s Arlington manufacturing complex, will produce large stamping components for the next generation of full-size Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons, and Cadillac Escalades.

Arlington currently receives stamped components from several GM plants, some more than 1,600 kilometres away. The new facility, which will come on line in 2013, will save about $40 million in logistics costs each year.

The new facility is in addition to a $331 million investment announced in May 2011 to purchase tooling and equipment, and to expand the Arlington Assembly Plant.

The announcement is GM’s first manufacturing investment in 2012.

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