The assembly plant currently builds the hot-selling trio of body-on-frame SUVs for Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac; the new supplier park will support these vehicles and future, undisclosed product.
“Through strong supplier and community relations, we’re able create new supplier parks to generate significant benefits to our manufacturing operations and the communities in which we operate,” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “This new supplier park will create improved logistics efficiency and coordination, while also bringing significant employment opportunities to Arlington.”
GM expects over 850 jobs will be created with the new supplier park, with 600 of the jobs replacing work done outside the United States. GM also announced 7,000 new jobs coming as it moves production of truck axles from Mexico to the United States. The move will also include a $1 billion investment into U.S. manufacturing.
The supplier park will help GM create a more efficient ecosystem in Arlington and cut down on transportation costs.