General Motors Flint Assembly Plant will be closed while it undergoes a $328 million overhaul in order to produce the 2015 Chevrolet Sierra Heavy Duty and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks. GM officials told MLive some employees will help remove and install equipment when they return to work today, Jan. 2, while others will be laid off during the downtime.
GM has not said how many employees will be on temporary layoff. The plant is expected to begin production on the new line of Heavy Duty trucks on Jan. 21.
In addition to the $328 million overhaul currently underway, GM is investing $600 million in the Flint assembly line to install a new paint and body shop and make other improvements.