General Motors do Brasil will resume building its engine and automotive component plant in Joinville, (Santa Catarina) Brazil.
Due to open in 2012, the plant’s construction was delayed due to strong rains and floods in the area at the end of 2008. The facility will occupy 500 thousand square meters (1,640,000 square feet) with 220 thousand square meters (656,100 square feet) to be used for environmental preservation.
The Joinville plant will build engines and automotive components for GM’s Automotive Industrial Complex in the city of Gravataí (Rio Grande do Sul) and the Rosario Automotive Industrial Complex in Argentina. It will set GM back 350 million Real, or 199 million U.S. dollars.