General Motors Wentzville Assembly employee Ryan Milantoni at work Friday, December 13, 2019 at the plant in Wentzville, Missouri. GM announced it will invest $1.5 billion to bring its next generation of midsize pickup trucks to market, including a $1 billion investment to upgrade the Wentzville facility and retain about 4,000 jobs at the plant. The Wentzville plant’s paint shop, body shop and general assembly areas will receive upgrades, including new machines, conveyors, controls and tooling. (Photo by Melissa Vaeth for General Motors)

GM will invest $1 Billion in its Wentzville plant in preparation for next Colorado/Canyon.

Amid GM’s constant press releases for electric vehicle investments, so few truck owners are asking for, GM has today announced a massive investment in its next-generation Colorado and Canyon. The Wentzville truck plant will receive $1 billion of this investment to upgrade the facility in preparation for the new truck products. According to GM, the plants paint shop, body shop and general assembly areas will receive upgrades, including new machines, conveyors, controls and tooling.

“Through this investment, General Motors is making a firm commitment to the State of Missouri, the City of Wentzville and the GM Wentzville team,” said Mark Reuss, GM president. “This is part of our comprehensive strategy to invest in growth areas and strengthen our U.S. manufacturing base. GM sells more pickups than any other automaker and we have aggressive plans to build on our strengths.”

GM Midsized Truck Fast-Facts:

-GM has sold more than 700,000 midsize pickups in the U.S. Since 2013

-The Colorado and Canyon have helped cement GM as the U.S. industry’s most successful pickup truck company for four consecutive years.

-From 2013 through Q3 2019, GM has sold 600,000 more pickups than any other competitor in the U.S.

GM’s Wentzville Assembly Plant Fast Facts:

-Wentzville opened in 1983

– Located in Wentzville, MO

-5.1 million square feet of production area

-Operates on three shifts of production

-Employs 4,000 hourly and 330 salaried employees

– $339,805,868.45 worker pay in 2018

-Wentzville builds the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups

– Also builds the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans