GM invests nearly $1.3 billion for five U.S. plant upgrades

January 7, 2014

General Motors, Flint, Mich., will invest nearly $1.3 billion in five manufacturing sites in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana to produce new fuel-efficient engines and transmissions, enhance vehicle quality, and streamline logistics. The investments combined will create or retain about 1,000 jobs.

The investments will support production of a new V6 engine, new 10-speed transmission, and an existing 6-speed transmission at plants in Detroit, Flint, and Romulus, Mich.; Toledo, Ohio; and Bedford, Ind. They also will fund assembly plant upgrades, including a new paint shop and logistics optimization center.

The investment includes $600 million in Flint Assembly for facility upgrades, including a new paint shop; $493.4 million in Romulus Powertrain Operations, including $343.4 million for equipment; $121 million in Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly for a logistics optimization center; $30.6 million in Toledo Transmission Operations for increased capacity; and $29.2 million in Bedford Castings.