General Motors Invests $600 Million in Fairfax Plant

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

General Motors has announced that it’ll be investing $600 million into its Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant, which will include the building of a new 450,000 square-foot paint shop and installation of a new stamping press and other upgrades.

The $600-million investment will be one of the largest plant investments ever for the American automaker, building on nearly $2 billion that has already been invested into the Fairfax plant over the last 10 years. Construction at the 3.2-million square-foot plant will begin later this year and is expected to take two years to complete.

The new paint shop will house plenty of new-age technology helping it deliver a 20-percent smaller footprint, with energy savings of 50 percent per vehicle. In addition, GM’s patented radiant tub ovens will be used, designed to utilize 20 percent less natural gas and 40 percent less electricity.

As for the stamping facility, the automaker will use an upgraded AA3X press that will replace the current middle press that’s used to create some of the structural reinforcements on GM’s vehicles’ body frames.

The Fairfax plant currently builds the Buick LaCrosse and the Chevrolet Malibu.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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