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Thursday, 23 June 2011 15:50

GM to Add 110 Jobs, $331M in Upgrades at Arlington, TX, Plant

General Motors Co. said May 27 it will add 110 jobs at its SUV factory in Arlington, Texas and invest $331 million to upgrade the plant.

The Detroit-based automaker will upgrade the plant with new equipment and tooling machinery.

The investment is part of a broader plan announced by GM earlier this month to spend $2 billion to upgrade 17 US sites in eight states.

GM builds four full-size SUV models at the Texas plant: the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, the GMC Yukon and the Cadillac Escalade.

The 57-year-old factory employs about 2,400 workers and was last expanded in 2001.

“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 according to the Detroit News.

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