General Motors has said its Technical Center in Warren is back up and running after heavy rains in the area flooded the building Tuesday, forcing the automaker to close the facility.
GM spokeswoman Katie McBride told Automotive News 15,000 of the Tech Center’s 19,000 employees went back to work yesterday. President of GM North America, Mark Reuss, said several of the buildings on the Tech Center campus were still having water pumped out of them.
The Warren Tech Center handles GM’s customer satisfaction, engineering, design and information technology operations. McBride said some employees were either working from home on Tuesday or Wednesday or from other GM facilities, such as the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.
The Tech Center closed down for the first shift on Tuesday, but some buildings on the campus were reopened in time for the second shift. 10,000 employees returned to work Wednesday morning, while an additional 5,000 returned yesterday.
McBride said the research and development buildings at the Tech Center were still closed until further notice for flooding and electricity repairs.
“We’re taking it day by day,” McBride said. “We’re hoping to open up the remaining buildings as soon as possible but we are still working through some issues.”