Ah, we love local news when it gives us the heads up on stories like this. Late Tuesday, we learned from NBC 5 in Dallas that General Motors just got the green light on some big tax incentives that could make expansion plans at its Arlington Assembly Plant in Texas a reality.
Tuesday, Arlington’s city council unanimously approving a $1.2 billion dollar reinvestment zone to help make it happen.
It’s been previously reported that GM was proposing $300 million in physical improvements and nearly $990 million in new equipment to help modernize the plant. It would create about 600 new jobs for the region.
The plant, which opened in 1954, currently employs about 3,500 workers and the 10 millionth vehicle recently rolled off its assembly line. Currently, the Arlington Assembly plant is the only GM facility to build the Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Suburban, Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon.
Meanwhile, GM is expected to make a major U.S. Manufacturing announcement on Thursday at its Pontiac Metal Center.