GM to spend $5.4B on US factories over 3 years, add 650 jobs

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Posted: Apr 30, 2015 10:30 AM

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will spend $5.4 billion to improve its U.S. factories during the next three years, creating about 650 new jobs.

The company gave details of $783.5 million of the investments on Thursday and says the rest will be announced in the coming months.

GM says it will spend $520 million on equipment for future models at its Delta Township plant near Lansing, Michigan. The company's pre-production center in Warren, Michigan, near Detroit will get $139.5 million for a new body shop and metal stamping equipment. And the metal stamping plant in Pontiac, Michigan, will get $124 million.

Spokesman Bill Grotz wouldn't say if any of the remaining $4.6 million would go to expand GM's Arlington, Texas, plant that makes large SUVs.