Burton, Michigan, will soon be home to a new General Motors parts processing center, MLive reported earlier this month. The deal, once rumored and kept secret from the public, was made official after GM announced the new facility will open in early 2019.
However, the hundreds of new jobs once floated may not be coming to the area. Instead, the current 650-700 employees will transfer from the current Davison Road parts processing center. GM clarified that the initial announcement did not include new jobs, but “we now have room to grow, and a great opportunity to serve our customers even better,” Lisa Veneziano, GM’s executive director of global aftersales supply chain warehousing and logistics, said.
The new space will measure in at 1.1 million square-feet, outsizing the current processing center, which is 400,000 square feet.
Both NorthPoint Development and GM will spend $65 million to construct and equip the facility prior to completion. The automaker plans to lease the site from NorthPoint for 12.5 years. According to GM, the new site will be the automaker’s largest investment in warehousing and logistics in 40 years.