Jobs, $200 Million Expansion Coming to Arlington GM Plant

Expansion to bring 180 jobs to Arlington plant

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012  |  Updated 6:37 PM CDT
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General Motors is expanding its production facility in Arlington in a move that will add about 180 jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Mola Lenghi, Arlington Reporter

General Motors is expanding its production facility in Arlington in a move that will add about 180 jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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More jobs and a $200 million expansion are coming to the General Motors assembly plant in Arlington.

Officials with GM announced the plans during a news conference Tuesday morning.

The expansion will bring a stamping plant to the Arlington facility that produces Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades.

Currently, the plant receives stamped material from plants around the country.  GM expects the stamping facility in Arlington to save the company about $40 million annually in costs, said GM manufacturing manager Larry Zahner.

The stamping facility will bring 180 new jobs to the facility that currently employs about 2,500.

Construction is expected to begin next week.

Earlier this month, the city of Arlington approved a 10-year, 90 percent tax abatement for any new buildings and equipment used as part of an expansion.

NBC 5's Mola Lenghi contributed to this report.

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