GM Investing $65 Million in New Michigan Parts Processing Plant
General Motors is moving forward with plans to build a new $65 million processing center for ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts.
GM broke ground for the center earlier this week on a 141-acre vacant lot in Burton, Michigan, located just east of Flint.
The center is expected to open early next year. It will be the central U.S. location for processing and packaging service parts manufactured by ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts. Those parts will then be distributed and used to repair and maintain GM cars around the country, including Buicks, Chevrolets, GMCs, and Cadillacs — and many competitors’ vehicles as well.
It’s been nearly 40 years since GM has made such a large investment in a U.S. warehouse and logistics facility.
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“GM is executing a focused and disciplined strategy to improve our core business and position the company for the future, guided by our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion,” said GM Global Vice President Tim Turvey. “Our new facility in Burton will help us deliver that future.”
NorthPoint Development has contracted to build the new center and lease it to GM. At 1.1 million square feet, the facility will be twice the size of the old parts processing center, which is located a few miles away. It will be built with 84 shipping and receiving docks and employ almost 700 people.
Just like the old center, the new one will be landfill free. It will also be built with more-sustainable LED lighting and a high-efficiency energy management system.