GM today announced that it will will invest approximately $73 million into its Shreveport, La. truck assembly plant to prepare the plant for production of the all-new HUMMER H3T. The H3T is scheduled to arrive in dealerships by third quarter 2008.
"GM’s $73-million investment in Shreveport is further proof that the community remains an important part of GM’s manufacturing plan,” said Troy Clarke, GM Group Vice President and GM North America President. “The H3T is unique for HUMMER because it is the brand’s first true pickup. Like every HUMMER model, the H3T delivers capabilities unparalleled in the marketplace and will carve out a new niche in the truck market. I’m happy to say that the men and women of Shreveport will be a big part of this new growth."
Cal Rapson, UAW vice president and director of the GM Department, also voiced strong support for the project.
"This investment is a testament to the members of UAW Local 2166 for their hard work and commitment to build high quality products," Rapson said. "UAW members at the Shreveport plant are an important part of the team that is bringing this exciting new GM vehicle to the market."
Larger than a midsize truck, smaller than a full-size, the H3T delivers attitude, versatility and capability. And more important, with a fully functional truck bed and one of the industry’s broadest range of personalization accessories, the H3T provides a new level of lifestyle functionality to the HUMMER portfolio and will draw new customers into the brand.