GM to Invest $100m in Rochester Plant
Four product lines will be enhanced: the integrated air module, a new high-pressure fuel rail, a new lifter oil manifold assembly, and a new direct injection injector.
These parts will be shipped to GM powertrain plants in Tonawanda, New York; St. Catharines; Ontario, Canada and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.
The 30 new jobs will be added to an existing workforce of 826 hourly and salaried employees at the GMCH Rochester Operations facility.
GMCH Rochester Operations opened in 1939 and provides components to support several GM products built in the US, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, China, Australia and Brazil.
This announcement brings the total investment for GMâ€™s new small block engine to nearly $1.1 billion, and creates or retains more than 2,400 jobs.
Cathy Clegg, vice president of Labor Relations at GM, said: â€œThis investment in our manufacturing operations will enable us to produce a new generation of fuel-efficient small block car and truck engines. The Gen V small block engine family will have unprecedented fuel efficiency, and GMCH Rochester Operations will play a key role in helping us deliver these efficient engines to our customers.â€
Joe Ashton, vice president of United Auto Workers, said: â€œThe men and women of UAW Local 1097 know that producing high-quality parts is essential to meeting the needs of our customers. They take a lot of pride in our work, and this investment is important to the future of this plant.â€
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