General Motors is tipped to make a $150 million investment in the Flint, Michigan assembly plant, according to a report from Reuters on Tuesday.
Details are very slim at the moment, but sources close to the matter told the publication the investment will focus on boosting production of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The Flint assembly plant, not to be confused with the Flint engine assembly plant, handles production of multiple Silverado and Sierra variants. They include:
- Chevrolet Silverado HD Crew Cab
- Chevrolet Silverado HD Regular Cab
- GMC Sierra HD Crew Cab
- GMC Sierra HD Regular Cab
The Flint investment, should the sources be correct, would come less than one month after the automaker announced a $24 million investment in the Fort Wayne, Indiana truck plant. Fort Wayne builds the GMC Sierra 1500 in crew cab configuration, alongside the Silverado 1500. It’s also responsible for a handful of HD pickups in various cab and bed configurations. GM also builds some pickups in Mexico.
GM CEO Mary Barra wasn’t mentioned in the report, but instead, GM President Mark Reuss is expected to make the announcement at the Flint plant today. Stay tuned as we bring you the latest on the investment news.