General Motors will create 110 jobs and invest $331 million to purchase tooling and equipment and expand the Arlington Assembly Plant to make future Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades, the carmaker said on Thursday.
This investment will allow us to continue building award-winning full-size SUVs that offer better fuel efficiency than ever before without sacrificing the features and functionality they've come to expect, GM Manufacturing Manager Larry Zahner said.
The 110 new jobs will be added to an existing workforce of 2,400 hourly and salaried employees at Arlington.
Thursday's announcement is part of the $2 billion in U.S. investment that GM announced for 17 facilities in eight states on May 10, the company said.
The carmaker said earlier it will invest $69 million add 2,500 jobs at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build the new Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan and the next-generation Impala large sedan alongside the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera electric cars.
The Arlington investment is primarily for manufacturing machinery, equipment, special tooling and an expansion of the current facility. The plant, which opened in 1954, built its 9-millionth vehicle earlier this month. It last was expanded in 2001, to 3.75 million square feet.