General Motors on Monday said it will spend more than $1 billion to upgrade two plants in Flint, Mich., in preparation for the next generation of its heavy-duty pickups.
GM said Flint Assembly will receive $788 million so it can build the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD. The money will go toward expanding the body shop and general assembly conveyor, as well as new tooling.
The automaker's Flint Metal Center, which produces sheet metal stampings, will receive $233 million toward new stamping dies, press improvements and equipment.
GM did not disclose details about the next-generation trucks or say when they would go on sale.