General Motors Bay City, Michigan Plant
The GM Bay City plant, otherwise known as GM Bay City Powertrain, is located in the town of Bay City near Detroit, Michigan, USA. The facility currently produces various powertrain components for a wide range of GM vehicles. It is located approximately 90 miles North of Detroit on I-75 (exit 162A).
- Year opened:
- 1892 as National Cycle Manufacturing Company
- 1918 as a General Motors facility
- Activity: powertrain
- Facility size: 975,000 square feet
10301 Philadelphia Rd.
White Marsh, MD, 21162
- Contact: 1 (989) 894-7210
- Staff: 379 total
- 296 hourly
- 83 salaried
- Union local: UAW Local 362
GM Bay City powertrain produces engine and transmission components using the latest technology and improved product quality for General Motors vehicles that are used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models, including:
- Piston Pins
- Connecting Rods
- Oil Pumps
- Balance Shafts
The GM Bay City plant has a rich history. It originally opened in 1892 as National Cycle Manufacturing Company and produced a new bicycle to replace old high-wheeled types.
In 1916, William Durant and Louis Chevrolet bought the plant, adding it to the General Motors portfolio in 1918.
GM has invested $264.9 million into the Bay City plant since 2010, including:
- 2010: $10 million for production of camshafts and connecting rods for the Chevy Volt program
- 2010: $32 million for production of next-generation small block engine
- 2010: $20 million for production of camshafts for the next generation Ecotec engine
- 2010: $12.7 million to support engine production for the Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Cruze and a new Chevrolet small car (Sonic)
- 2011: $25 million for production of connecting rods and camshafts for 1.4-liter engine capacity increase
- 2013: $31.7 million to produce components for a new V6 engine and components for the small Ecotec gasoline engine
- 2016: $118 million for production of future high-efficiency engine components
- 2017: $20 million to support production of cam rough machining operations for future engine programs
Milestones, Accomplishments & Awards
- Wildlife Habitat Council Certification
- QNPM Phase III Recertification
- ISO 14001 certified since 1999
State Economic Impact
- State Wages: $42,384,810
- Income Tax: $8,354,873
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