GM Warehouse Reflects Logistics Plan
General Motors is spending $65 million, its largest single investment in U.S. warehousing and logistics in 40 years, on an ACDelco/Genuine GM Parts processing center in Burton, Mich. The 1.1-million-sq-ft facility will more than double the size of GM’s existing parts processing center about five miles away on Davison Road in Burton, which will be closed once the new facility is open. Completion is scheduled for April 2019. General contractor Brinkmann, St. Louis, broke ground on the project in June. “It gives us the flexibility and the room to grow and also to be extremely efficient in what we do,” said Lisa Veneziano, GM’s executive director of global aftersales supply chain warehousing and logistics, in a statement. Developer Northpoint, Riverside, Mo., is leasing the warehouse to GM for an initial term of 121⁄2 years. After state and local tax incentives, the two companies’ investment is expected to be $62.5 million.