General Motors announced plans to build a new body shop at its Flint Truck Assembly plant. The $877 million investment is part of GM's $5.4 billion capital improvement initiative at 40 U.S. plants.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Cathy Clegg, GM Vice President for North America manufacturing and labor relations, said the "investment will allow us to use a more innovative approach to deliver material between two critical facilities, reducing handling and the time it takes to ship parts."

Work on the 883,000 square foot body shop is expected to begin in the first half of 2016 and be completed in 2018. This investment at Flint Truck is in addition to the $600 million paint shop announced in 2011 with its construction nearing completion.