For this special occasion, the brand continues investing in its auto production and also offers a one-time discount to some of its customers.
Global Chevrolet President Alan Batey made the big announcement at this morning’s press conference at the GM Fairfax plant.
“We’re going to work very hard in constructive problem-solving with our union partners to make sure we have agreements that are good for the company, good for the workers, allow us to maintain our competitiveness, ” she said.
The company surprised Iraqi war veteran Trent Brining with the symbolic key to a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, which will be built later this year at the plant. Brining, an Overland Park, Kan. native, was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade while patrolling a suburb of Baghdad.
“During 2015, we expect to sell more than 1,000 new vehicles per hour, 24 hours per day, ” Barra was quoted as saying in the statement. “This adds up to nearly 10 million vehicles, the most in our history”. I look at this extraordinary volume as 10 million opportunities to prove what kind of company we are and to say thank you, ” the CEO added. – the most by any automaker. That vehicle will go on sale later this year.
The company built its 100 millionth vehicle approximately 50 years ago. GM announced the $5 billion share buyback in March to appease frustrated investors. The total investment is expected to create 650 new jobs.
Fairfax workers said they’re up to the task. The investment also includes the addition of a new simulator that will help engineers test the effects of road conditions on the car’s ride and handling.
The Fairfax facility currently builds the outgoing Chevrolet Malibu alongside the Buick LaCrosse, and was constructed in 1985.