General Motors hosted a public open house at its Flint Assembly plant yesterday that included a variety of outside and indoor events, including a tour of the line where the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Silverado HD, as well as 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 and Sierra HD pickups are built.
The open house ran from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM eastern time and indoor tours ran from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
There was even more than the tour on the docket, according to The Detroit News. Visitors with a valid license were able to participate in ride and drive events behind the wheel of various GM cars, crossovers and trucks, while guests looking for a more casual activity could stop at the UAW Region 1-D located nearby on Atherton Road for a classic car show featuring Flint employees’ vintage metal.
Other events included Safe Kids Worldwide, which checked child seats to ensure they are properly installed, and a GM demonstration about how the company works to reduce waste and support wildlife initiatives like the Organization for Bat Conversation.
The open house could very well have been the last look at Flint Assembly before its hit with GMs $877-million investment, which will see the addition of a new body shop, new equipment and retooling, and a host of other general plant enhancements.