General Motors is committed to midsize trucks. So committed, in fact, the Detroit giant is investing $133 million dollars into its Wentzville Assembly and Stamping plant. This raises GM’s midsize truck investment since 2001 to $513 million dollars.
That’s great news for GM’s Wentzville, Missouri workers: the Wentzville stamping plant is home to 2,000 employees who build the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans. The additional investment will cover a third stamping press and an 114,000-square-foot addition to the current plant–the soon to be new home for the next generation Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize trucks.
“Our investment in a third stamping press is a win for the business, Wentzville employees, and our customers,” said Larry Zahner, manufacturing manager, GM North America. “Stamping parts where we assemble vehicles improves manufacturing efficiency and contributes to the high level of quality our customers deserve.”
GM says that construction will begin in July, and that the press should be operational by early 2015.
Source: General Motors