GM invests $380 Million in Wentzville to build new Chevrolet Colorado

The current Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon isn’t the strongest Ford Ranger/Toyota Tacoma competitor we’ve seen in recent years, but the new one shows a bit of promise; GM will back this promise though with a great, patriotic punch: they will be built in the US of A. Today, GM announced they will invest approximately $380 million to prepare the Wentzville, Mo plant for Colorado/Canyon production.

The action, on Chevy’s 100th birthday will make or maintain 1,260 jobs.

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“The all-new Colorado builds on Chevrolet’s strong truck heritage,” said Cathy Clegg, GM vice president of Labor Relations. “As we celebrate the first 100 years of Chevrolet today, it is exciting to bring this new global product to the Wentzville team. They also have a strong heritage – a long-standing commitment to building quality products.”

The plant produces the Chevy Express and GMC Savana vans and recently added 400 employees due to start work in January.

The 2013 Chevrolet Colorado will be available in the United States. GM has yet to confirm details, timing and pricing.

– By: Sawyer Sutton