October 31, 2007
GM to invest US$73 million for production of Hummer H3T
Shreveport, Louisiana – General Motors has announced that it will invest approximately US$73 million into its Shreveport, Louisiana truck assembly plant to prepare it for production of the all-new Hummer H3T.
“GM’s $73 million investment in Shreveport is further proof that the community remains an important part of GM’s manufacturing plan,” says Troy Clarke, GM North American President and GM Group Vice President. “The H3T is unique for Hummer because it is the brand’s first true pickup. Like every Hummer model, the H3T delivers capabilities unparalleled in the marketplace and will carve out a new niche in the truck market. I’m happy to say that the men and women of Shreveport will be a big part of this new growth.”
Sized between a mid- and full-size truck, the H3T will include a fully functional bed and is scheduled to arrive in dealerships by the third quarter of 2008. The Shreveport facility has built trucks since 1981, beginning with the Chevrolet S-10; it currently produces the Hummer H3, Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and employs approximately 2,100 people.