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GM starts up press at Texas plant

Keywords: Tags  General Motors, stamping plant, Arlington plant, assembly operations, sports utility vehicles, Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — The first of three stamping presses is up and running at General Motors Co.’s $200-million stamping plant in Arlington, Texas.

The stamping facility produces doors, hoods and side body panels for the next generation Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade models that are made at the assembly plant next door.

The Arlington facility currently receives stampings from other GM shops, some more than 1,000 miles away. The local facility will soon save about $40 million in logistics costs each year, GM said.

The Arlington assembly plant produces more than 1,200 sports utility vehicles daily.

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