The General Motors Tonawanda engine plant rang in its 80th birthday with a sizable donation to local charities. The plant donated $80,000 to local charities to celebrate the milestone.
The Buffalo News reported last Friday that the plant offered up $80,000 in grants total. United Way of Buffalo and Erie County received $20,000, and six other organizations received a $10,000 payment. The organizations are: Western New York STEMHub, Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program, Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns, Buffalo Urban League, Junior Achievement and Every Person Influences Children.
Tonawanda is responsible for building a host of GM engines, but most recently began producing the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado’s 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines. The plant’s most recent investment of $296 million saw 857 jobs secured and the creation of 67 new positions.