GM Ramps Up Colorado/Canyon Production

ColoradoCanyonAssemblyline2015GM to add 3rd shift, 750 Jobs at Wentzville, MO plant to meet market demand for all-new midsize pickups

General Motors announced it will add a third shift at its Wentzville (Missouri) Assembly plant, creating an estimated 750 new jobs, to build the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.

Dealers have ordered nearly 30,000 Colorados, which is very high for early orders. 

According to a GM, the 750 third shift positions are in addition to the 1,315 new jobs at Wentzville the company committed to with the launch of the new pickups and the addition of a third stamping press – two major investments totaling $513 million.

Wentzville Assembly currently employs approximately 2,600 hourly and salaried workers and operates two production shifts. The third shift is expected to begin in early 2015. 

Wentzville’s third shift is the latest job-creating action by GM. Since June 2009, GM has announced U.S. facility investments of more than $11.2 billion and either protected or added approximately 27,000 jobs.