The news comes from the previous announcement of $5.4 billion to be invested across U.S. manufacturing facilities, with three Michigan facilities receiving $783.5 million each. The $174 million allocated for the Fairfax facility will see the improvements of equipment and technology to support the production of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.
Among the improvements and new technology will be a “shake and rattle” booth, where the 2016 Malibu will undergo simulation of every road condition a car can encounter. The booth can then isolate rattles and squeaks so they can be fixed.
“Every element of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu was designed to give our customers a beautiful and high-quality sedan with technologies that will make their lives easier and safer,” said GM North America and Global Chevrolet President Alan Batey. “It will all come together here at Fairfax, and the men and women who work here can hardly wait to get started.”
Since June of 2009, General Motors has invested over $16 billion in its domestic manufacturing facilities, and has created over 3,500 new jobs. The latest investments not only secure current positions, but will see expanded employment opportunity at the facilities affected.