DMAX, Ltd. has announced plans to invest $60 million in its Ohio diesel engine plant to make design changes to meet emission requirements. The investment will retain about 500 jobs at the General Motors-Izuzu joint venture.
GM said the investment will help them make changes to the diesel engine in order for it to meet more stringent Environmental Protetction Agency standards.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates GM’s commitment to continuously invest in technologies that reduce the impact of our vehicles on the environment, while maintaining performance attributes required by customers in the areas of towing and hauling loads,” said GM North America Manufacturing Manager Christine Sitek.
The DMAX plant in Ohio is home to the Duramax 6.6 liter Turbo Diesel engine used in the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Heavy Duty trucks and the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.
“The Duramax diesel’s performance is renowned in the industry, and these updates to improve our emissions will make it that much better,” DMAX president and chief operating officer Maho Mitsuya said in a statement.