Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra to incorporate aluminum in future models - CTV News

General Motors is investing $877 million in an overhaul of its Flint, Michigan truck assembly plant that will allow it to continue manufacturing large pickups like the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, as it tools up for a next-generation... This comes despite General Motors having previously criticized the material’s strength, safety, and repair costs after Ford introduced its new aluminum-bodied F-150. Related: The history of Chevrolet trucks in photos. The funds GM is channeling into the Flint plant expansion will go toward upgrades that will allow it to continue to produce trucks even through that model changeover. The truckmaker would otherwise have to shut down the factory during the switch, as Ford did for 13 weeks in 2014, when it started producing the new F-150 at its Dearborn, Michigan and Kansas City, Missouri facilities. General Motors builds some 60,000 trucks and SUVs in its Flint, Michigan. Source: