Reuss is expected to make the announcement shortly after 11 am ET. The automaker did not offer media any details on what the announcement will include. Executives will typically make announcements related to new investment or product allocation at assembly sites.
In February, Reuss appeared at Flint Assembly to debut the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup, which is built at the plant. GM also added roughly 1,000 positions at Flint to support production of the next-generation HD pickups, many of which were filled by workers from closed GM plants like Lordstown Assembly in Ohio.
In 2013, GM invested $600 million to construct a new paint shop at Flint Assembly. It also sunk another $877 million into the plant for a new body shop in 2015.
Flint Assembly was temporarily shut down in May for retooling and upgrades. Production of the 2020 Silverado HD was expected to begin on June 3.
We expected Flint Assembly would play a larger role at GM going forward, with truck sales growing and Detroit relying on larger, more profit-heavy vehicles to drive business. The plant, which is GM’s largest assembly site with 3,500 employees, has an output of around 250,000 trucks per year – equivalent to one every 90 seconds.
Flint builds Crew Cab and Regular Cab variants of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD.