Arlington

Revised:2014-03-12

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Location:

2525 E Abram
Arlington, Texas. 76010 United States

Year Opened:

1954

Facility Size:

4.375 million sq. ft. on 250 acres


Employee Information

Total:

4,500 (hourly and salaried)

Union Local:

UAW Local 276


Facility Details

Shifts:

Three production shifts

Past

  • Plant production began January 6, 1954.
  • First car built was a 4-door black Pontiac Chieftain.
  • Starting hourly wage rate for a line operator in 1954 was $1.78.
  • Plant production began with full size cars, followed by intermediate cars, and then returning to full size cars.
  • Plant converted to truck production in 1997.

Present

  • Approximately 1,140 vehicles are produced daily
  • GM pays $1 Million in wages every day at the Arlington Assembly plant– this is new money coming back into the community

Production history of vehicles includes:

  • Buick
    • Roadmaster (1954-1958, 1992-1996),
    • Special (1954-1958)
    • Super (1954-1958)
    • Century (1955-1958)
    • Electra (1959-1963)
    • La Sabre (1959-1963)
    • Invicta (1959-1963)
    • Regal (1982-1983)
  • Oldsmobile
    • Eighty-Eight (1954-1965, 1988-1990)
    • Ninety-Eight (1954-1965)
    • Starfire (1962-1965)
    • Cutlass (1971-1981)
    • Cutlass Supreme (1978-1981)
    • Supreme (1984-1987)
  • Pontiac
    • Starchief (1954-1959)
    • Chieftain (1954-1959)
    • Catalina (1960-1970)
    • Bonneville (1960-1970)
    • Ventura (1960-1967)
    • Tempest (1968-1970)
    • GTO (1968-1970)
    • Lemans (1968-1970)
  • GMC
    • Sprint (1975-1977)
    • Sierra (1997-1999)
    • Yukon (1998-Present)
    • Yukon Hybrid (2007- Present)
    • Yukon XL (2001-Present)
  • Cadillac
    • Brougham (1988-1993)
    • Fleetwood (1994-1996)
    • Escalade (1998-Present)
    • Escalade ESV (2006- Present)
  • Chevrolet
    • Biscayne (1963-1970)
    • Impala (1963-1970)
    • Bel-Air (1963-1970)
    • Caprice (1966-1967)
    • Chevelle (1968-1977)
    • Monte Carlo (1972-1987)
    • El Camino (1973-1977, 1979-1984)
    • Malibu (1978-1983)
    • Caballero (1979-1984)
    • Caprice (1988-1996)
    • Regular Cab (1997-1999)
    • Extended Cab (1997-1998)
    • Tahoe (1998- Present)
    • Tahoe Hybrid (2007 – Present)
    • Suburban (2001-Present)

Products & Production

Current Product

  • GMC
    • Yukon
    • Yukon Hybrid
    • Yukon XL
  • Chevrolet
    • Suburban
    • Tahoe
    • Tahoe Hybrid
  • Cadillac
    • Escalade
    • Escalade ESV

Awards

  • 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey Winners – Chevrolet Tahoe, Full Size SUV;  Cadillac Escalade, Luxury SUV

  • 2010 J.D. Initial Quality Survey Award Winners:  Chevrolet Tahoe, Full Size SUV; Cadillac Escalade, Luxury SUV
  • GM Arlington products swept the 2010 J.D. Power IQS full-size SUV segment, with Tahoe winning & Suburban, Yukon ranking 2nd and 3rd in the segment

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