DETROIT -- General Motors said it will invest $600 million in a new paint shop and stamping press at the assembly plant where it makes the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse.
In a statement today, GM said the planned work at the Fairfax Assembly plant in Kansas City, Kansas, will be the largest investment in a single plant since the company's emergence from bankruptcy in July 2009.
Construction is slated to begin later this year and last about two years. It won't affect production, GM said in a statement.
GM employs 3,561 hourly and 316 salaried workers at Fairfax, which opened in 1945. Last year, workers assembled 277,454 cars there on three shifts -- 220,893 Malibus and 56,561 LaCrosses, according to the Automotive News Data Center.