GM To Renovate Truck/SUV Plant on Rumors It Will Build Hybrid-electric Vehicles

New vehicles could include hybrid gas-electric models, according to reports.

Published: 29-Jan-2004

General Motors Corp. will spend $175 million to upgrade its Janesville truck and sport utility vehicle assembly plant to prepare the factory to take on new vehicles, it was announced Wednesday.

The investment secures future SUV and truck production and jobs for 3,900 employees. The Janesville plant makes versions of the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. It produced nearly 258,000 vehicles last year.

The Detroit-based automaker plans to renovate the plant and retool the body shop and general assembly areas in preparation for the new vehicles. Renovations will begin this year. GM will announce specific product information and timing on new vehicle production at a later date.

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