General Motors to Build New Stamping Plant in Texas image

General Motors will start construction next week on a $200 million stamping plant that will create approximately 180 more jobs at its Arlington, Texas, manufacturing complex, the U.S. based automaker said Tuesday.

Larry Zahner, the manufacturing manager at the General Motors Headquarters in Detroit said that capacity addition for the company was in great need.

The new facility will produce large stamping components for the next generation of full-size Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades.

“Today’s announcement is further evidence that the US auto industry is back,” Joe Ashton, the United Auto Workers union’s GM representative, said in a statement.

“We look forward to more good news in 2012 as our workers continue to build the world’s best vehicles.”