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GM Invests $245 Mil in Michigan Plant

Orion plant will add 300 jobs due to new program.

by on Jun.22, 2015

GM announced plans to invest $245 million into its highly automated plant in Orion Township, Michigan.

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General Motors’ latest plant investment of $245 million will net 300 new jobs and set the Orion, Michigan, plant on a path for a completely new project, officials said today.

The new program joins the Bolt and those new workers will be brought on sometime after the tooling is installed next year to begin production of the new EV.

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“Orion Assembly is a breeding ground for manufacturing innovation,” said GM North America Vice President of Manufacturing and Labor Relations Cathy Clegg. “It serves as a model for how to engage the entire workforce at all levels to achieve success. The plant is up to the challenge of building this brand-new product, something it’s never seen before.” (more…)

GM Drops Another $1.2 Bil

Company upgrading full-size truck plant in Indiana.

by on May.26, 2015

GM announced it plans to spend $1.2 billion on its Fort Wayne, Indiana, truck plant.

General Motors continues writing big checks as part of its three-year, $5.4 billion facility invest plan and this time it signed one for $1.2 billion for upgrades to its full-size truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The investment will improve the plant’s painting, sequencing and assembly operations. Construction will begin in June and will “take several years,” according to the automaker. Production will not be impacted.

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“This investment is more evidence that the customer is at the center of every decision we make,” said Cathy Clegg, GM North America Manufacturing vice president, in a statement. “Truck customers demand top quality. The upgrades at Fort Wayne Assembly will enable our team to continue delivering for them for years to come.” (more…)

GM Dropping $5.4 Billion in Plants in Next Three Years

Automaker kicks off plan with $800M in three Michigan facilities.

by on Apr.30, 2015

GM's Alan Batey announced the maker will invest $5.4 billion in plants over the next three years, including $783.5 million for three Michigan facilities.

With its Pontiac Metal Center as the backdrop, General Motors officials announced plans to invest $5.4 billion into its facilities around the world during the next three years.

The maker is starting with $783.5 million at three plants in Michigan, beginning with $124 million for the aforementioned metal center in Pontiac, Michigan, which pre-tests all major body panel dies under regular production conditions. The process allows stamping plants to produce production-ready parts more quickly.

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Additionally, the company is investing $520 million in tooling and equipment for future programs at its Lansing (Michigan) Delta Township plant. The move keeps 1,900 jobs at the site. GM is investing $139.5 million in a new body shop and for stamping facility upgrades at its Warren, Michigan-based Pre-Production Operations center. (more…)