Back in May, GM North America President Mark Reuss announced that the automaker planned to buy the Durant-Dort Carriage Co. “Factory One” building in Flint, Michigan — the automaker’s birthplace that dates back to the 1880s. And last week, General Motors finalized the purchase of the 133-year-old, 25,000 square-foot building from Carriage Factory LP.
While the purchase price has not been disclosed. Mr. Reuss said that The General paid “a fair price” for the historic property, which will receive repairs to the roof, walls, and other structural elements such as the foundation (to support the weight of vehicles placed within) later this year.
According to some reports, General Motors is planning to use the historic facility to showcase its vehicles or host special events, such as reveals of new vehicles.
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