GM invests $150M at Flint factory to increase pickup output

The plant builds the all-new Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups.

General Motors has announced plans to invest $150 million at its Flint, Michigan, truck plant.

The funds will be focused on increasing output of the all-new heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, allowing the factory to build an additional 40,000 units annually.

The company says the investment will also support production of more crew-cab configurations and diesels. The additional tooling will be operational by the first half of 2020.

The announcement follows GM's recent plan to expand light-duty pickup production in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Combined sales of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 crew-cab pickups were up by 20 percent in the first quarter and are expected to show further gains in the second quarter.

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