Arlington Assembly

Welcome to Arlington Assembly

General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant has been building quality 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 to produce GM’s portfolio of full-size sport utility vehicles – the award-winning Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade. GM Arlington is proud to be a community partner in the EPA’s Challenge for Industry. GM Arlington received Energy Star Certification for Motor Vehicle Assembly Plants in 2010.  In the two years GM Arlington worked to meet the challenge (Dec. 2008 through Dec. 2010), it achieved 25.6% total reduction in energy intensity.

To achieve this designation, GM Arlington:

  • Followed aggressive action in reducing energy usage during shutdowns by assigning each department targeted reduction goals
  • Underwent site-wide assessments and projects, such as replacing high bay lighting in Body and Paint with high efficient lighting fixtures.
  • Reduced heating and air conditioning energy thru lowering temperatures to new corporate standards in production areas
  • Optimized operation of chillers, boilers and air compressors in the powerhouse.

In addition to energy conservation, GM Arlington has set aside some 20 acres to rehabilitate industrial property into a natural wildlife habitat.

GM Arlington Open House


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