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General Motors has opened a new AC Delco and GM Genuine Parts processing centre in the Flint, Michigan suburb of Burton. The facility will employ more than 800 hourly and salaried employees.

The 100 000 square-metre facility located on 141 acres is triple the size of the plant that it is replacing, also in Burton. The increased capacity allows for greater efficiency and output as employees unitise and package as many as 120 million service parts a year.

“This new facility will help us continue to deliver the industry’s best possible sales, service and ownership experience,” said Barry Engle, GM executive vice president and president, the Americas. “Strategic investments in our core business, and the strong US economy, are creating opportunities for GM and its employees all over the country – especially here in Michigan.”

“GM has the highest owner loyalty of any manufacturer, and a big part of that equation is getting high-quality parts into the hands of trained service technicians when and where they need them,” said Tim Turvey, GM global vice president, Customer Care and Aftersales. “That’s why this particular facility is so vital. Great service keeps our customers coming back year after year.”