General Motors Plans Major Expands at Michigan Assembly Plants
Romulus. which currently employs about 1,350 people, builds V6 engines and 10-speed transmissions used in several GM cars, trucks and crossovers. According to GM officials, the new investment will be used to purchase additional machining equipment that will enable the transmission capacity expansion. GM is not disclosing specifics or timing related to the plant’s future products at this time.
“Romulus has a long-standing reputation of quality, productivity and performance and we are proud of the hard work and commitment displayed by the entire Romulus team,” said GM Chairman & CEO Mary Barra during a visit to the plant to meet with employees and community leaders. “GM’s investment in Romulus will enable the plant to continue playing an important role in our core business going forward.”
The Romulus plant originally opened in 1976 as part of GM Detroit Diesel Allison Division, making diesel engines and components. Romulus began to produce engines in the 1980’s, and through the years, has produced over 10.8 million V8 engines and over 6.6 million V6 engines.
The investment in Romulus follows GM’s announcement to invest $36 million at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant for future crossover production. General Motors is investing $36 million at its Lansing Delta Township, Michigan assembly plant for future crossover production. Lansing Delta Township currently builds the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave crossovers.
“We are proud of the hard work and commitment of the entire Lansing team and the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave are important products in our growing crossover portfolio,” said Barra during a visit to the plant to meet with employees and community leaders. “This investment will allow us to prepare the plant for future crossover production.”
Since 2009, GM has invested more than $880 million at the Romulus plant. The plant currently employs about 1,350 people and since that year GM has also invested more than $600 million into the Lansing Delta Township plant. For competitive reasons, GM said it is not disclosing specifics or timing related to the plant’s future products at this time.
Lansing Delta Township assembly, GM’s newest assembly plant in the United States, has built more than 2 million crossovers since the facility opened in 2006. With over 110 years of automotive history in the Lansing area, LDT is proud to be the first U.S. manufacturing facility to be a Gold Certified Leader in Energy and Environmental Design. Today, the plant operates two shifts of production and employs approximately 2,600 employees.
GM has strong presence in Michigan with more than 51,000 employees working at 33 locations. Michigan is home to more than 3,100 GM suppliers with more than $10 billion spent with those suppliers annually.
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