General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales (CCA) broke ground on an all-new $65 million ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts processing centre on a vacant 141-acre lot near the intersection of Genesee and Davison roads in the City of Burton.
It is the company’s largest single investment in a warehousing and logistics facility in the United States in nearly 40 years.
Key collaborators in the project, including Burton Mayor Paula Zelenko, Scott Henry representing UAW Local 651, and Chad Meyer the president of NorthPoint Development, joined Tim Turvey, GM Global Vice President, Customer Care and Aftersales, for the ceremonial event.
“GM is executing a focused and disciplined strategy to improve our core business and position the company for the future, guided by our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion,” Turvey said. “Our new facility in Burton will help us deliver that future. And projects like this only become a reality when you have great teamwork and true collaboration, like we have with the City of Burton, the UAW and NorthPoint Development.”
When the facility opens in early 2019, it will be the company’s main induction point in the United States for ACDelco and Genuine GM service parts that need to be unitised and packaged for sale.
With 1.1 million square feet of floor space, the facility will be more than twice the size of the company’s existing parts processing center, which is located about five miles away. It will have 84 shipping and receiving docks, up from 35 today. Close to 700 hourly and salaried employees will staff the facility.
The current Davison Road facility is landfill free, one of more than 140 in GM’s global network and the company will be working toward the same status for the new facility. It will be built with energy-efficient LED light, and a sophisticated energy management system to reduce power consumption and improve comfort.
After the new facility opens, GM will close its existing processing center on Davison Road in Burton, and those employees will transfer to the new site. NorthPoint Development will build the new facility and lease it to GM for an initial term of 12.5 years.