GM: $380 Million invested in Wentzville Plant, 1,200 jobs to come image

General Motors announced that it will invest almost $380 million in order to extend the Wentzville Assembly Plant. Here will be introduced a new line designed to manufacture Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup. The plant will need about 1,260 new workers.

Cathy Clegg, GM vice president of Labor Relations stated today:

“The all-new Colorado builds on Chevrolet’s strong truck heritage. As we celebrate the first 100 years of Chevrolet today, it is exciting to bring this new global product to the Wentzville team. They also have a strong heritage – a long-standing commitment to building quality products.”

Currently, Wentzville Assembly Plant holds about 1,800 employees and is manufacturing two van models: the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size. The latest expansion dates from the beginning of October, when it was decided to add a second shift starting January 2012 in order to be able to cover the increased demand in commercial vans.

With brands like Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling, General Motors Co. and its partners produce vehicles in more than 30 countries around the world.