GM to invest $325 million in Warren facility to produce future EV components

General Motors announced today that it will be investing $325 million in tools and equipment to support the production of future electric vehicle components. The move will create 418 jobs at its Warren transmission facility. The plant, which currently employs 679 employees, produces transmissions for the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, the GMC Acadia and the Chevrolet Malibu.

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“This investment in the future recognizes the excellent work force and operation of this plant,” said GM Manufacturing Manager Gerald Johnson. “While we aren’t sharing many details about this product, I can tell you that this investment demonstrates how GM, working with our UAW partners, continues to innovate and bring new electrification solutions to our customers.”

Timing for the tooling and equipment for the new investment has not yet been decided.

The plant produced more than 338,000 transmissions in 2010.

– By: Omar Rana