The majority of the 19,000 workers at the campus had already gone back to work, save for those 2,500 employees who work in the Design Center South, Design East Studios, Engineering Center and Research and Development buildings. Some of the employees were working from home or other GM facilities while flood recovery teams worked on returning the Technical Center back to normal.
GM’s head of global product development, purchasing and supply chain, Mark Reuss, told reporters he doesn’t think work on any future products or vehicles will be delayed due to the flooding. He also said the automaker’s tech staff managed to prevent important computers and servers from sustaining damage.
The Warren Technical Center is located in Warren Township just outside of Detroit, one of the areas that was hit heaviest with rain storms in the area earlier this month. Over 5 inches of rain fell in just three hours, flooding roads and causing millions of dollars of damage.