The manufacturing plant currently employs 500 hard-working men and women on three shifts. The facility produces precision-machined automotive engine components used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, such as: metal stampings, lash adjusters, continuously variable cam phasers, roller hydraulic valve lifters and cylinder deactivation lifters.
Though details about the program timing and vehicle applications will be released later, we have a sneaking suspicion the 2016 model year vehicles are the main culprits for the plant’s upgrades. General Motors is thoroughly excited about the action: “This investment in the future recognizes the excellent workforce at Grand Rapids Operations” said General Motors North America manufacturing manager Scott Whybrew.
According to the company, the $119 million investment announced today is part of the $5.4 billion investment in US facilities announced on April 30th. Approximately $3 billion have been identified to date. “These investments represent the power of our partnership and collective bargaining to create jobs and improve competitiveness, quality and our manufacturing base in this country,” declared UAW vice prez Cindy Estrada.