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Arlington Assembly is a General Motors automobile factory in Arlington, Texas. The plant has operated for more than 60 years and today manufactures large SUVs from GM's Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac divisions.
The Arlington plant was opened in 1954 to assemble both automobiles and aircraft, but has focused on the former use for most of its history. Early automobile production included models like the Chevrolet Bel Air and Pontiac Chieftain. The factory would continue to produce many large GM cars through the 1990s including products from Buick, Oldsmobile and Cadillac. Arlington Assembly was the last GM B-body manufacturing facility when GM decided to consolidate operations and convert the plant to SUV production. The plant occupies 250 acres (1,000,000 square meters).
The first GM factory in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area was originally built in 1917 to build the Chevrolet Series 490 on the south side of West Seventh Street and Slayton Street just west of Trinity Park. Due to a flood of the Trinity River in 1922 and flood control taxes levied by the local government, GM closed the factory in 1924. Chevrolet also had another facility, now called the Chevrolet Motor Company Building in Dallas.
Current vehicles producedEdit
Former vehicles manufactured at Arlington AssemblyEdit
- RWD GM B platform vehicles
- RWD GM A platform vehicles
- RWD GM G platform vehicles
- RWD GM D platform vehicles
- GMT400 light trucks (1988-1999)
- GMT800 sport utilities (1999-2005)
- GMT900 sport utilities (2006–2014)