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General Motors Expands New York Engine Factory and Ohio Metal Stamping Plant

General Motors plans to invest $70 million into its Tonawanda, New York engine plant and more than $6 million into its metal stamping plant in Parma, Ohio.

According to company officials, the two manufacturing-related investments support continued strong customer and dealer demand for GM’s Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. The Tonawanda investment will be used to increase capacity on the engine block machining line and the Parma investment will be used to construct four new metal assembly cells to support increased truck production volumes.

“GM continues to invest to strengthen our core business and respond to growing customer demand for our full-size pickups,” said Phil Kienle, GM vice president of North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations. “Our Tonawanda and Parma teams are dedicated to building world-class products for our customers and these investments reflect our confidence in these teams.”

The Tonawanda facility is operated by roughly 1,300 employees, and spans some 3.1 million square feet of floor space. The facility includes numerous plants, the oldest of which opened in 1938.

“The UAW said GM's investment secures jobs for its members and builds on the consumer demand for GM products built by the women and men in Tonawanda and increases investment in Parma production as well," said Terry Dittes, vice president and director of the UAW General Motors Department. "Today’s investment rewards that quality and success with a commitment to increased production.”

The General Motors Parma metal stamping plant is located in Cleveland, and first opened in 1948. The facility encompasses some 2.3 million square feet, and employees more than 1,000 workers.

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