General Motors announced today that it is investing more than $30 million in its Pontiac Stamping Plant for tooling and equipment to enhance the plant’s manufacturing capabilities.
“GM continues to invest in our manufacturing operations to ensure we have the technology and equipment we need to build whatever our vehicle designers develop,” said Gerald Johnson, GM manufacturing manager. “Orion Assembly is the primary customer for Pontiac Stamping and we know how important the launch of the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano are to our customers.”
The $30 million+ investment will cover upgrading three conventional press lines already operating at the plant for the installation of two additional presses. These actions will position Pontiac Stamping as a regional center supporting many plants.
Refresher: The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic will go on sale in the later part of 2011 and will be available in a sedan and hatchback variant. The standard engine on the 2012 Sonic is a 1.8L DOHC inline 4-cylinder unit making 135-hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, while an optional 138-hp 1.4L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder is also available.
– By: Omar Rana