A new stamping plant for automobiles in Arlington, Texas will further help the booming automotive industry, as the $200 million dollar investment will bring hundreds of new jobs to the area.
General Motors' latest plant, where raw steel becomes processed into vehicle panels, brought 200 new jobs to the local area, according to KHOU. The investment is especially pertinent considering that the company closed down many parts of similar facilities in the midst of the recent recession. GM themselves see the new facility as a sign of reinvestment in the company, while others believe it will be a sign of new life for the industry.
There are more than 4,000 employees currently working at the Texas location, and the $200 million addition brings three new stamping machines that can provide parts for as many as 1,200 new vehicles every day of production, according to CBS Dallas-Fort Worth. Workers are mostly focused on mechanical production, with one telling the news source that employees frequently rotate their roles depending on different needs throughout the plant. The first press is operational, with two others expected to be up and running by January.