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GM Plant Produces 13 Millionth Vehicle

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General Motors' Flint Assembly plant cranked out vehicle number 13,000,000 and dubbed the truck "Lucky 13" when it rolled off the line at 10:45 AM.

The vehicle was a 2011 GMC Sierra Denali 3500HD and it joins a storied history of a plant that has been building vehicles since 1947. It would be curious to go back in time and see the shock on the workers faces when told that the plant they work at would some day produce a vehicle with a starting price of around $45,000.

“This is special day for the Flint Assembly and United Auto Workers Local 598 team,” Plant Manager Amy Farmer told employees and special guests during a celebration at the Flint plant. “Not only are we celebrating the 13 millionth vehicle that has been produced here since 1947, we are celebrating the heritage of some great GM products made here during the last 63 years.”

GM's Flint Assembly has built 4 Million Cars and 9 Million Trucks

Since 1947 the plant has produced some storied nameplates like Chevrolet Bel Airs, Impalas and Monte Carlos, and Chevrolet Fleetside pickups, Chevrolet and GMC Suburbans and the current lineup of Chevrolet and GMC pickups.

In an interesting bit of fate, the Michigan buyer of "Lucky 13" is celebrating the purchase of his13th GMC truck.

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