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General Motors Plans to Invest $1.5 Billion in Next-Generation Midsize Trucks to be Built at Wentzville Plant, Missouri

General Motors Plans to Invest $1.5 Billion in Next-Generation Midsize Trucks to be Built at Wentzville Plant, Missouri

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General Motors Plans to Invest $1.5 Billion in Next-Generation Midsize Trucks to be Built at Wentzville Plant, Missouri

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Missouri

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Introduction:

General Motors plans to invest $1.5 billion to bring its next generation of midsize pickup trucks to market.

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GM’s Wentzville truck plant will receive $1 billion of this investment to upgrade the facility in preparation for the new products. This investment is expected to retain about 4,000 good-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs at the Wentzville site.

The Wentzville plant’s paint shop, body shop and general assembly areas will receive upgrades, including new machines, conveyors, controls and tooling.

GM has invested heavily in midsize trucks in recent years by bringing more product features to market, including new diesel and gas engines, new transmissions and special edition models, like the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and Bison, as well as the GMC Canyon AT4 available next year.

GM’s Wentzville assembly plant opened in 1983. The plant operates on three shifts of production and currently employs about 4,000 hourly and 330 salaried employees. Wentzville builds the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.

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Company Name General Motors
Location Wentzville, Missouri
Type Upgrade
Estimated Cost $1.5 Billion

 

Source: media.gm.com