The GM Arlington plant in Arlington, Texas produces The General’s range of full-size SUV models, including the Chevy Tahoe, the Chevy Suburban, the GMC Yukon, and the Cadillac Escalade. Given the immense popularity of these vehicles, it should comes no surprise that the GM Arlington plant is exceedingly busy. Now, however, the facility just posted a record-setting monthly production run.
According to a recent report from Fort Worth Star-Telegram, over 34,000 new vehicles were produced at the GM Arlington plant in March, setting a new record for the most vehicles ever produced in one month in the plant’s seven-decade history.
Located at 2525 E. Abram, the GM Arlington plant spans some 4.375 million square-feet across 250 acres and employees more than 5,000 hourly workers and nearly 400 salaried workers, as of 2021. The plant first opened in 1954.
“Challenges, such as supply disruptions, are overcome by the team on a daily and hourly basis,” said plant executive director John Urbanic. “Our celebration of this milestone is not just about the number, it’s about the people who build consistent quality into every SUV that we produce.”
Since January of 2022, monthly production figures at the GM Arlington plant have varied between 19,154 units (July, 2022) to 27,844 units (February, 2023). Notably, the facility produced 33,767 units in March of 2017.
GM’s full-size SUVs, including the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade, are some of the most popular models for the automaker, as well as some of its biggest profit-generators. Notably, the GM Arlington plant exports vehicles to more than 30 countries, in addition to shipping to GM dealers in the U.S.
Per previous GM Authority coverage, GM sales in the U.S. last quarter increased 18 percent to more than 600,000 units. Sales were up at all four of GMC U.S. brand, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, and GMC.