General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales recently broke ground on a new ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts processing center in Burton, Michigan. The site, a vacant 141-acre lot near the intersections of Genesee and Davison roads in the City of Burton, is GM’s single largest investment in a warehousing and logistics facility in the United States in nearly 40 years.
The processing center will see a $65 million investment from the automaker.
When it opens early next year, the facility will serve as the main induction point in the United States for ACDelco and Genuine GM service parts. Once there, the parts will be unitized and packaged, ultimately ending up in service departments and dealerships around the country for use on a variety of GM and other vehicles.
The Burton facility will also mirror many of the objectives proposed in GM’s most recent sustainability report.
“GM is executing a focused and disciplined strategy to improve our core business and position the company for the future, guided by our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion,” explained Tim Turvey, GM Global Vice President, Customer Care and Aftersales. “Our new facility in Burton will help us deliver that future.”
At over a million square feet of floor space, the facility will be more than double the size of the GM’s existing parts processing center. Once completed, it will have 84 shipping and receiving docks, up from 35 at the current facility. Close to 700 hourly and salaried team members will make up the staff. After the closure of the existing center on Davison Road in Burton, employees will transfer to the new location.
NorthPoint Development will build the facility and lease it to GM for an initial term of 12.5 years.
“Projects like this only become a reality when you have great teamwork and true collaboration, like we have with the City of Burton, the UAW, and NorthPoint Development,” Turvey said.
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