General Motors Parma Plant
The General Motors Parma facility, otherwise known as Parma Metal Center, is located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It is a stamping plant that services roughly 40 customers, including supporting the majority of vehicles produced by General Motors North America.
With over 1,400 total dies, Parma Metal Center processes over 1,000 tons of steel per day. The facility is capable of producing up to 100 million parts per year, and produced 97.9 million parts in 2016.
Parma’s manufacturing processes include small, medium, and large transfer press lines, high speed progressive presses, and a world class Cut To Length shear. In addition, the facility is home to the largest stand-alone, multi-cell, resistance welding metal assembly operations for GM North America.
The Parma Metal Center is located near Interstate 480 between West 130th Street and Tiedeman Road, just east of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
- Year opened: 1948
- Facility size: 2.3 million square feet
5400 Chevrolet Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio, 44130
- Employee information:
- 1,174 hourly
- 170 salaried
- 1,3400 total
- Union local: UAW Local 1005
Products & Production
Stamping and metal assemblies for Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC cars and trucks for models manufactured in North America.
- 2010-2011: Stamping Consolidation Implementation – $62 million
- 2012: next-generation Chevrolet Cruze support – $20 million
- 2013 & 2014: ongoing manufacturing upgrades – $38 million
- 2016: new progressive presses, dies and sub assemblies – $218 million
Milestones, Accomplishments & Awards
- First GM North America manufacturing facility to achieve Built in Quality Level III status, exemplifying excellence in first time quality production & performance
- Among GM manufacturing sites worldwide to achieve landfill-free status
- Cut to Length teams and processes have been recognized as the benchmark for blank and shear manufacturing operations in North America
- Supporting major General Motors product launches in North America
- Achieved Quality Network Planned Maintenance Level III status with a Best in Class performance, indicating superior maintenance support of safety and production excellence
- Achieved energy conservation excellence including:
- Energy Star recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for reducing energy intensity by 28% percent over a one year period, and
- A Two Star Energy Conservation Award for outstanding Holiday shutdown performance
- Home to a Chevrolet Volt solar charging canopy station that also feeds electricity to the plant’s main electrical distribution system
- Proud supporters of community efforts including United Way, March of Dimes, Toys for Tots, Cleveland Foodbank as well as environmental and educational initiatives
State Economic Impact
- State Wages: $123,394,507
- Income Tax: $26,466,809
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