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GM Opening Its Doors In Arlington

By Stewart McKenzie, CBSDFW.COM
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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) - The public will get a rare chance to see what goes on behind the walls at Arlington’s General Motors plant. GM is offering free tours of the manufacturing facility located along Highway 360, just south of Interstate-30. The tours start Tuesday, June 12 and run through Thursday, June 14.

Visitors must sign up. You can do that by following this link.

Resposne to the tours has been steady. As of noon on Monday, a GM spokesperson said that 2,300 people have signed up for the tours.

There are safety requirements and a minimum age. Also, visitors cannot wear sandals, crocs or high-heeled shoes. Only closed-toe, closed-heel shoes are allowed. Those details can be found on the GM website.

According to the website, tours start at 11:30 a.m. and last until 7:40 p.m. GM Arlington communications manager Donna McLallen said that the times for best availability are between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day.

Arlington’s GM plant is being expanded to build Chevorlet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades. The plant opened in 1954 and sits on 250 acres of land. Roughly 2,400 hourly and salaried workers are employed at the facility. Those workers build more than 1,100 vehicles daily.

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