Arlington GM glances in rear view mirrorArlington GM glances in rear view mirrorhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=48832014-02-20T07:11:00Z2014-02-20T00:00:00Z

ARLINGTON - 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.

General Motors is celebrating six decades of auto manufacturing at its plant at 2525 E. Abram St.

The plant, which has built over 9.7 million cars in the last 60 years, is the only facility that build's GM's full-size SUVs — Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade. The SUVs now in production are all new and redesigned for the 2015 model year.

Charley Hall has worked at the plant for 57 of its 60 years.

Dashboard Data
 Year 1954 2014
Production robots 0 1,010
Facility size (sf) 1,250,000 4,375,000
Employees 1,850 4,591
Total cars 1954-2013 9,727,292

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