Flint Assembly

Revised:2015-08-04

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Location:

G 3100 Vanslyke Road
Flint, Michigan. 48551 United States

Year Opened:

1947

Facility Size:

3.7 million on 159 acres (5.2 million with new paint shop)


Employee Information

Hourly:

2,573

Salaried:

247

Total:

2,820

Union Local:

UAW Local 598


Facility Details

  • Amy Farmer (complex director for Assembly and Flint Metal Center)

GM Flint Body Shop “Fun Facts”

Structural Steel:

  • 8,877 tons = weight of 3,153 Silverado 2500 HD Pickups*

Siding:

  • 348,131 sq. ft.

Body Shop Floor Area:

  • 883,383 sq. ft. = enough room to park 7,074 Silverado 2500 HD Pickups*

Total Square Feet:

  • 1,009,605 sq. ft. (includes Body Shop, Trestle, Connector, Cafeteria, & Office)

Conveyor Trestle:

  • 1,750 linear feet of trestle between body shop and Flint Assembly

Electrical:

  • 3 miles of primary cable
  • 2300 lighting fixtures
  • 66,000 ft./12.5 miles of lighting cable,

Mechanical Systems Piping: 

  • 75,000 linear feet / 14.2 miles

Concrete:

  • Site Paving: 9,000 cu yards
  • Building Slab: 23,000 cu yards

Underground Piping:

  • 2.5 Miles of underground storm, sanitary, fire protection lines

Fill:

  • 300,000 tons of fill to bring site and floor to design elevations

*Based on 2015 2500 Silverado Regular Cab 2WD information from Chevrolet website (224.43 in long, 77.80 in high, 80.12 in wide, 5,630 lbs curb weight)

Investments

  • $877 million (2015) – New 850,000-square-foot body shop and facility upgrades
  • $7.5 million (2014) – Upgrade to update compressed air system and convert from steam heat to natural gas
  • $600 million (2013) – Facility upgrades, including construction of a new paint shop.
  • $328 million (2011) – Next generation truck
  • $6.5 million (2010) – Additional Light-Duty investment and insourcing of kitting and sequencing work
  • $21 million (2009) – Relocating Light-Duty truck from Mexico to Flint
  • $3.0 million (2008) – Facility upgrades / production enhancements for Heavy Duty Line
  • $4.5 million (2008) – Heavy Duty Paint Shop automation update

Products & Production

  • Heavy-Duty Chevrolet and GMC Sierra Crew and Regular Cab Trucks; Light-Duty Chevrolet Silverado Crew and Regular Cab Trucks.

Awards

  • 2015 – J.D. Power Initial Quality Study – Chevrolet Silverado LD
  • 2015 – J.D. Power APEAL Study – GMC Sierra HD
  • 2015 – J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study – Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • 2014 – J.D. Power Initial Quality Study – Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • 2014 – J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study – GMC Sierra HD
  • 2012-2015 – Michigan Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program Award
  • 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year – Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • 2007 – J.D. Power Best In Segment – Chevrolet Silverado HD Classic
  • 2006 – UAW-GM Health & Safety Audit – Zero “Needs Improvement” score five consecutive years
  • 2006 – J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award – Chevrolet Medium Duty
  • 2005 – J.D. Power Best In Segment – GMC Sierra HD
  • 2001 Motor Trend Truck of the Year – Chevrolet Silverado HD

Community Involvement

Economic Impact:

  • Wages: $238 million (2014)
  • Payroll Taxes: $46.5 million (2014)

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