ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — General Motors is expanding its production facility in Texas as part of a move that will add about 180 jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
GM said Tuesday that construction will start next week on a $200 million parts manufacturing wing of the Arlington plant. The facility will produce large parts for GM's full-size sport utility vehicles.
The company says the facility should open in 2013 and save about $40 million annually in costs for logistics. Currently, the Arlington plant gets large parts from several GM plants, including some that are more than 1,000 miles away.