Flint Assembly Investment Fact Sheet - WNEM TV 5

Flint Assembly Investment Fact Sheet

Posted: Updated:

Dec. 16, 2013

Flint Assembly

3100 Van Slyke Road, Flint MI 48551


Overview: GM will invest $600 million in Flint Assembly for facility upgrades, including construction of a new paint shop. Flint will be the third new paint facility in North America (Orion and Fairfax) to use an environmentally friendly wet-coat paint process. Site work will begin January 2014 with construction starting in the second quarter of 2014. The facility will be completed in 2016 with the first units scheduled to be painted in October 2016.

With this announcement, GM's total investment in Flint Assembly is $958 million since 2009. 

Project details: Paint shop facts

  • 596,000-square-foot building located on land south of Flint Assembly
  • The project will require approximately 1 million construction man hours
  • Full production is scheduled for third quarter 2016


Paint shop environmental facts

  • 90 percent reduction in sludge to landfill
  • Facility will use 20 percent less gas and 40 percent less electricity
  • Improved air management
  • Energy Star rated (contingent on meeting all requirements)


Paint quality facts

  • Latest Waterborne Integrated Process (3 Wet) Topcoat System
  • First class appearance
  • Improved sealers and coatings to increase corrosion resistance


Other projects

  • Various energy conservation projects to reduce plant's carbon footprint
  • Upgrading conveyor system


Plant Manager Quote:  "This investment signifies a commitment to the men and women of Flint Assembly and their dedication to build the best trucks on the road. Without the support of this team, including the leadership of UAW Local 598, we would not have seen GM pump nearly $1 billion into this facility." -  Amy Farmer, Flint Assembly plant manager


Current Employees:    Current Total:               2,950

                                     Hourly:                          2,700

                                     Salaried:                      250

                                     Shift:                            3-shift operation, five days a week


Employment Impact:  150 new or retained jobs


Products:  Heavy-Duty Chevrolet and GMC Sierra Crew and Regular Cab Trucks; capable of producing Light-Duty Chevrolet Silverado Crew and Regular Cab Trucks.


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