General Motors announced plans to invest $877 million at Flint Assembly over the next three years, including a new body shop, improving the current facility and new equipment, reports mlive.
The Flint facility produces full-size GM pickup trucks. The new facility will be located closer to its Flint Metal Center, which supplies sheet metal and other parts for the Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickup trucks built in Flint.
According to mlive, the new plant will not create any new jobs but is an important step in improving production and retaining jobs, GM officials said. Some of the $877 million investment will go toward improvements and new equipment at the current Flint Assembly plant.
Work on the 883,383-square-foot Flint Body Shop is expected to begin in the first half of 2016 and be completed in 2018.
The company also said in June it plans to invest $119 million at its Grand Rapids-area facility, creating 300 jobs.