General Motors is continuing to put the $5.4 billion set aside for domestic manufacturing to good use. Today, GM provided preliminary details on a $119 million investment at the Grand Rapids, Michigan, components plant. The investment will also create 300 additional positions at the plant.
“This investment in the future recognizes the excellent workforce at Grand Rapids Operations” said GM North America Manufacturing Manager Scott Whybrew. “It also demonstrates GM’s collaboration with our UAW partners to innovate and bring tangible benefits to our customers.”
Currently, the plant employs 500 workers on three shifts to produce a variety of engine components used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.
“By working together, UAW members and GM are making a difference in communities across the United States,” said UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada. “These investments represent the power of our partnership and collective bargaining to create jobs and improve competitiveness, quality and our manufacturing base in this country.”
This latest investment brings the running total to approximately $3 billion announced of the $5.4 billion earmarked for U.S. manufacturing, with the rest to be parsed out in the coming years. Other noteworthy investments include $175 million for 2016 Chevrolet Camaro production and a whopping $1.2 billion into the Fort Wayne assembly.
General Motors says additional details on the investment’s specifics, and new positions, will be forthcoming.