GM plant to create 850 jobs at Texas plant

General Motors Co will create 850 jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas, Reuters reported. 

The facility will added to the assembly plant the company already operates in Arlington through a 1.2 million square-feet expansion, and will open in 2018. 

The expanded GM park will have a total of 1,250 jobs, according to the Dallas Business Journal. Workers at the Arlington plant will support the production of SUVs including the Chevrolet Tahoe and the GMC Yukon. 

"It's through a strong supplier-community relations that we are able to create new supplier parks generating benefits to our manufacturing operation and communities," said GM's Senior Vice President of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Steve Kiefer,the source noted. 

The move follows announcements by GM that the company would be expanding its operations across the country. In January, it said it would create 7,000 new jobs in the U.S. and invest $1 billion in domestic operations.  

GM has built supplier parks next to existing manufacturing facilities in other parts of the country - Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana, according to the Dallas Business Journal. 

The facility will added to the assembly plant the company already operates in Arlington.