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General Motors said Wednesday it plans to begin pickup production at its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant sooner than originally planned.
“We are accelerating the start of production of full-size trucks at Oshawa Assembly to the fourth quarter of this year, ahead of the previous target of January 2022,” the automaker said in a brief statement.
GM Canada officials weren’t immediately available for comment.
“Oshawa Assembly is on track to deliver one of the fastest plant launches in GM history,” the automaker said.
The $1.3-billion investment is expected to create nearly 1,700 new jobs. — 1,500 of them production workers.
The automaker is investing $1.3 billion in the factory so it can once again build full-size pickups there. Trucks are expected to begin rolling off the line in early 2022.