The Swedish automaker is in the midst of an $11 billion turnaround plan that it hopes will double worldwide sales to 800,000 by 2020.
The consolidated line will now cease production in 2016.
As part of the acquisition, Advance Auto will get 1,246 company operated stores and 1,418 independently owned Carquest locations.
$8 million facility will develop technologies to bring the high costs of electric batteries down.
Without more investment, it will run out of gas.
UAW president Bob King has said that organizing plants of foreign-based automakers is crucial to the union’s survival.