ARLINGTON, TX—General Motors Co. is investing an additional $20 million at its assembly plant here to upgrade conveyors in preparation for the launch of GM’s all-new full-size SUVs. GM has invested more than $1.4 billion in the facility since 2015. The new upgrades are scheduled to be completed next year.
Arlington Assembly is the sole producer of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL and the Cadillac Escalade. GM has invested more than $4.2 billion in three U.S. assembly plants–Arlington; Flint, MI; and Fort Wayne, IN–to prepare for the launches of its next generation pickups and SUVs and to increase capacity, further improve build quality and drive operating efficiencies.
GM’s new trucks and SUVs are also driving new investments at plants in Moraine, OH, to expand diesel engine production, Toledo, OH, to expand 10-speed transmission production and more. Since 2009, GM has invested more than $23 billion in its U.S. manufacturing base, which is more than one-quarter of every dollar spent by any automaker.
Opened in 1954, Arlington employs 4,500. The plant converted from car to truck production in 1997. Arlington Assembly operates on three shifts of production. Through a series of purchase agreements for wind power, Arlington Assembly runs entirely on wind energy, earning the plant a spot on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 List of the largest green power users.