With new versions of the GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL on the way, the plant that produces both models is receiving some serious funding from General Motors to expand and retool. Thus far, the Arlington, Texas plant has already received just over $500 million for renovations. And now, the most recent addition to the plant doesn't come in the form of additional equipment or a new stamping facility, but rather in the form of more employees working an entirely new shift.
GM's latest investment in the GMC Arlington, Texas plant will add a third shift and around 800 workers to the plant's roster. It will bring the total number of employees to around 3,000, and help cover the overtime that the plant's current workers have been putting in since 2009.
Of course, we here at Ferguson Superstore, serving the greater Broken Arrow area, are guessing that you're more interested in knowing more about the next-gen Yukon coming to the greater new GMC lineup, right? So far, specific details on the new full-size SUV have been scarce, but what we do know is that it will likely feature an eight-speed transmissions and direct-injection small-block V8 engine under the hood. Meanwhile, some estimate that the body will be made of higher-strength steel in order to keep its total curb weight as low as possible. This should result in greater fuel economy while keeping its rugged build quality in check.
In the end, though, we'll simply have to wait for an official unveiling before confirming anything. And with that, Ferguson Superstore, located at 1501 N Elm Place Broken Arrow, OK 74012, invites you to stay tuned for more.