This post is compensated by Shebuyscars. All opinions are my own.
I recently got the chance to start my morning with an enlightening tour of the General Motors Plant in Arlington with Chevy!I’m a big fan of shows like “How it’s Made” that show the process of putting things we use everyday together. So I was in my glory getting an up close and personal view of this 250 acre plant, home to more than 4,000 employees!
Watching world class vehicles being put together in such a high precision environment is a little like watching a ballet. Everyone and everything has it’s place – and moves beautifully around one another.
The plant currently produces the Yukon, Yukon XL, Surburan, Tahoe and Escalade. And the facility is efficient and huge and – well, just plain awesome.
5 Facts about the General Motors Arlington Plant:
- The Arlington Assembly Plant opened it’s doors in 1954 and celebrated 60 years of production last year.
- The factory is several stories high! And there are conveyor belts transporting car parts through the entire building. So not only was the car construction process happening on the factory floor but above it- directly above my head as I took the video below!
- The GM Plant runs on a three shift work day, so vehicles are being built 24 hours a day- that means they make 1140 vehicles. Every. Day.
- In December of 2015, the Arlington plant celebrated its 10 millionth vehicle! A black Chevrolet Suburban, which was displayed for the first time during the 2015 Dallas Auto Show.
- Public tours aren’t offered at the General Motors Arlington Plant yet – but will be soon. You can sign up to be notified when they do! And you can take a very similar tour to the one I was able to go on!
Want a closer view? Check out this video!
Full Disclosure: I was invited to this event and was compensated for my time.