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GM Bets Big on Flint: $1 Billion Investment in Truck Production

General Motors (GM) announced on Monday that it plans to invest more than $1 billion in two of its manufacturing sites in Flint, Michigan. The investment will be used to update equipment and processes at the Flint Assembly Plant and the Flint Metal Center, which both produce GM's heavy-duty (HD) trucks.

The Flint Assembly Plant will receive $788 million to install new stamping dies, press refurbishments, and new equipment. The investment will allow the plant to increase production of the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD trucks by 25%.

The Flint Metal Center will receive $233 million to add new stamping dies, press refurbishments, and new equipment. The investment will allow the center to produce more high-strength steel for the HD trucks.

"These investments are a major vote of confidence in our Flint employees and the Flint community," said GM CEO Mary Barra. "Flint is a key part of our manufacturing footprint, and these investments will help us meet the growing demand for our HD trucks."

The investment in Flint is part of GM's $35 billion investment in North American manufacturing over the next five years. The company has also announced investments in its plants in Orion Township, Michigan, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, to support production of its electric vehicles.

The investment in Flint is expected to create or retain more than 1,000 jobs. The announcement was met with praise from local officials.

"This is great news for Flint and the entire state of Michigan," said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. "GM's investment will create jobs, boost our economy, and help us build a brighter future for our state."

The investment in Flint is a sign of GM's commitment to the city and its employees. It is also a sign of the company's confidence in the future of the automotive industry.

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