Arlington Assembly

Welcome to Arlington Assembly

The General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant has been building world class vehicles in Texas since January 6, 1954. It was the company’s first air-conditioned automobile factory. During its first years of production, GM Arlington produced Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac and Chevrolet passenger cars. The plant converted to truck production in 1997 and now is the only GM facility in the world to produce and export GM’s portfolio of full-size sport utility vehicles – the award-winning Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade. GM Arlington is one of 63 GM facilities recognized by the EPA for achieving the Energy Star Challenge, reducing energy intensity by 10% within 5 years, equivalent nearly 250,000 homes. In 2013, the facility added an all-new stamping facility followed by a new habitat wildlife facility in 2014. .

GM Arlington is also proud to support the local community through various outreach initiatives and STEM advocacy programs:

  • Arlington Assembly is one of 40 GM facilities around the world with conservation programs certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council, actively managing nearly 5,000 acres.
  • GM Arlington received a Corporate Lands for Learning certification and Rookie of the Year award for transforming its wildlife habitat into an outdoor classroom for schools and community groups.
  • Arlington Assembly has participated in the GM GREEN program since 2011. Last year employees mentored over 1,000 students through 13 water monitoring events, classroom visits and student-driven watershed improvement projects in Arlington and Mansfield ISD, in partnership with River Legacy Nature and Science Center.
  • GM Arlington sponsors the GM Allstars STEM program at the Arlington Independent School District.
  • Each year the GM Arlington team raises and donates more than $100,000 for their local Toys for Kids program which goes to benefit the underserved children in the community.

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Arlington Plant News

GM Reaches 60 Years of Auto Manufacturing in Texas


Much has changed since the first car – a four-door black Pontiac Chieftain – rolled off its production line in 1954, but the General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant continues to stand the test of time, contributing economically to its community, the State of Texas and GM.

GM Arlington Presses First Parts at $200 Million Body Shop


ARLINGTON, Tex. – The first of three mammoth stamping presses is up and running at General Motors’ newest stamping facility here. The $200 million contiguous stamping plant announced in 2012 adds 180 jobs to GM’s Arlington manufacturing complex and is one of 10 contiguous stamping operations globally that started production in the last five years.

GM to Add Third Shift, 800 Jobs at Arlington Assembly


DETROIT – General Motors today announced plans to add a third shift at Arlington Assembly, generating an estimated 800 jobs for the plant that makes the award-winning Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade.

GM Arlington Breaks Ground on $200 Million Facility


ARLINGTON, Tex. – General Motors broke ground today on a new $200 million stamping facility that could add 180 jobs to its Arlington manufacturing complex.

GM Will Build $200 Million Stamping Facility in Texas


ARLINGTON, Tex. – General Motors will start construction next week on a new $200 million stamping facility that will create approximately 180 jobs. The new facility, part of the company’s Arlington manufacturing complex, will produce large stamping components for the next generation of full-size Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades.

Union Representatives

Did you know?
That most Arlington team members are represented by United Autoworker Local 276. Which was chartered on March 11, 1954