General Motors has broken ground on a new parts processing center in the city of Burton, Michigan, where the warehouse and logistics facility will replace an older facility located in the same area.
The $65 million project is the largest investment in a warehousing and logistics facility in the United States in nearly 40 years, GM said in the Wednesday announcement.
The new space will span 141 acres near the intersection of Genesee and Davison roads in Burton and will serve as the automaker’s main induction point in the United States for ACDelco and Genuine GM service parts that need to be unitized and packaged for sale.
Originally, the new facility was thought to bring hundreds of new jobs to the area, but the automaker has not confirmed any plans to hire additional workers. However, when GM confirmed its intentions for the new facility last month, Lisa Veneziano, GM’s executive director of global aftersales supply chain warehousing and logistics, said GM now has room to grow and serve customers better.
When completed in 2019, the facility will house 84 shipping and receiving docks, up from 35 today, and nearly 700 hourly and salaried employees will staff the facility.