The plant will add an additional 263,000 square feet of floor space, providing extra room on the general assembly line and significantly growing the body and paint shops. The bodywork zone will benefit from the latest tooling, including newer robots, while the paint shop will accommodate additional coating processes to help increase corrosion resistance.
The location has been open since 2006 and currently handles production for the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. Operations currently require nearly 3,300 workers, though the latest announcement does not mention any additional jobs to accompany the buildout.
The expansion is part of a broader $300 million investment plan, which aims to improve GM’s Michigan manufacturing capabilities.