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GM To Invest $494 Million In U.S. Manufacturing

Three plants will be upgraded to make new “Ecotec” engines.

by on Feb.18, 2010

Oh, how the mighty V8 engine has fallen...

General Motors Company said today that it would invest more than $494 million and create about 550 jobs in three U.S. plants to produce the next generation fuel-efficient Ecotec engine. The project consists of the following:

  • Tonawanda, NY – $425 million site investment will add capacity for the next generation Ecotec engine at 370,000 per year and bring about 470 jobs to that community
  • Defiance, OH – $59 million site investment will support precision sand cast block at a capacity of 188,000 annually and result in about 80 jobs to that community
  • Bay City, MI – $10.5 million site investment will bring new product to the plant (Ecotec connecting rod) and will create about 15 jobs for that plant.

The investment includes facility renovation, new machinery, equipment and special tooling to support this engine program at the three plants.