General Motors is investing $90.9 million in its Metal Center in Marion, Indiana. The investment will enhance the facility’s process capability and flexibility.
“This investment in stamping dies and equipment will align Marion Metal Center with GM’s future stamping strategy,” said Dan Hermer, GM North America Manufacturing Manager. “This will enable our team to continue delivering quality to our stamping customers throughout North America.”
According to company officials this investment includes $82.5 million in dies, $5.9 million in die alteration and $2.5 million to replace cranes that move dies throughout the facility.
“This investment upgrades equipment and technologies while helping UAW members to continue providing quality stamped parts, assemblies, blanks and specialized die services to GM plants throughout North America,” said UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada. “The upgrades also improve the plant’s competitiveness, which in turn helps members continue to support their families and communities and the state of Indiana.”
In addition, the General Motors Foundation announced $40,000 in Community Grants to four Grant County organizations: United Way of Grant County, Marion-Grant County Senior Center, Cardinal Greenway–Grant County and the Community Foundation of Grant County.
“If this investment announcement is any indication, our commitment to the Marion community runs deep,” said Lori Wingerter, vice president, GM Foundation. “While stamping parts for vehicles that people love is why we’re here, the Community Grants Program empowers our neighbors and fosters sustainable change in Marion.”
Marion Metal Center began operations as Fisher Body in 1956 and is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Today it provides stamped parts, assemblies, blanks and specialized die services to GM plants throughout North America.