In April 2010, General Motors invested a hefty $425 million in its Tonawanda, NY Powertrain facility to produce its line of all-new Ecotec engines — which we all know as the new 2.5L and 2.0L turbo four-cylinder mills that will first be seen in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and first-ever Cadillac ATS. Today, GM has announced that the first engines bound for production vehicles have rolled off the line.
As part of Friday’s activities, the General Motors Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants to charities local to the Tonawanda plant, including:
- United Way of Buffalo and Erie County – $20,000
- American Cancer Society – $20,000
- Boys and Girls Club of Western New York – $5,000
- American Heart Association – $5,000
The GM Foundation plans to provide over $1 million in funding to nearly 200 organizations in 43 plant cities where GM employees live and work in an effort to build stronger communities.