General Motors Commits $1B to Build New Heavy-duty Trucks in Flint

General Motors Co. in Detroit today unveiled plans to invest more than $1 billion in two of its Flint manufacturing sites, including Flint Assembly and Flint Metal Center.
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Two GM facilities in Flint are getting more than $1 billion in new investments to prepare them for the production of the company’s next generation of heavy-duty pickup trucks. // Photo courtesy of GM

General Motors Co. in Detroit today unveiled plans to invest more than $1 billion in two of its Flint manufacturing sites, including Flint Assembly and Flint Metal Center.

The move is being made to prepare the plants for production of the next-generation internal combustion engine (ICE) heavy-duty trucks.

The investment is aimed at helping the company strengthen its full-size truck business. Product details and timing related to GM’s future heavy-duty (HD) trucks are not being released at this time.

Today’s announcement brings GM’s U.S. manufacturing and parts distribution facility investment commitments to more than $30.5 billion since 2013.

“Today we are announcing significant investments in Flint to strengthen our industry-leading full-size pickup business by preparing two plants to build the next-generation ICE HD trucks,” says Gerald Johnson, executive vice president, global manufacturing and sustainability for GM. “These investments reflect our commitment to our loyal truck customers and the efforts of the dedicated employees of Flint Assembly and Flint Metal Center.”

The move adds to GM’s U.S. manufacturing operations, which include more than 50 assembly, stamping, propulsion, and component plants as well as the company’s parts distribution centers nationwide.

In 2022, GM reports it achieved a 38 percent year-over-year increase in heavy-duty pickup sales with nearly 288,000 trucks sold. Additionally, the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado HD was the best-selling retail full-size HD pickup.

Flint Assembly will get $788 million to prepare the plant to assemble GM’s next-generation ICE HD trucks. Plant updates will include a body shop building expansion, general assembly conveyor expansion, and new tooling and equipment.

GM will invest $233 million in the Flint Metal Center facility. The funds will go toward new stamping dies to support production of GM’s next-generation ICE HD trucks, as well as press refurbishments and new equipment.

GM has announced more than $1.7 billion in investments for Flint-area operations in 2023, including $579 million in Flint Engine Operations for sixth-generation small block V-8 engine production and $103.5 million in Davison Road Processing Center for technology upgrades to improve workplace safety and ergonomics.