Chevrolet, the US based carmaker will spend several millions in Durant-Dort 'Factory One' to create a modern archive to house an automotive collection.
This will be a part of a renovation project to showcase its rich manufacturing history with ongoing developments in the automotive industry.
This new archive and research centre will occupy the first floor of the east wing of Factory One, while the west wing will be occupied by the classic vehicles and other artifacts from the carriage-building era.
Mark Reuss, the Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain at General Motors said, "Factory One truly is the epicenter of the automotive industry and, as such, it makes sense to create a world-class archive where anybody can learn how carriage builders in Flint launched the global auto industry."
"This project is more than preserving our past. It is about telling the story of pioneers in manufacturing, visionaries, risk takers and innovators and how they helped build a global industry and continue to inspire people today."
The factory, located on the Flint River near downtown Flint, was started in 1880 as part of the Flint Cotton & Woolen Mills company.