FLINT, MI—General Motors Co. plans to invest $918 million in four U.S. manufacturing sites, including $854 million to prepare these facilities to produce the company’s sixth generation small-block V-8 engine and an additional $64 million in Rochester, NY, and Defiance, OH, for castings and components to support EV production. These investments will enable the company to strengthen its full-size truck and SUV business and support the company’s growing EV product portfolio.
TOLEDO, OH—General Motors will invest $75 million in its transmission assembly plant here. The investment will increase the plant’s capacity to build 10-speed automatic transmissions that are used in GM’s full-size trucks, including the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Work will begin immediately at the plant.
DETROIT—General Motors plans to invest $71 million in two Ohio manufacturing facilities, including $39 million at its Toledo transmission plant and $32 million at its Defiance casting plant. Work will begin immediately at the two locations. These investments will enable GM to retain 240 U.S. manufacturing jobs.
ST. LOUIS – Spartech, a leading manufacturer of engineered thermoplastics and custom packaging, has pivoted production at its Paulding, OH, plant to plexiglass to meet increased demand due to the coronavirus. The company also has plans to immediately hire more than 20 new full-time employees.
MARYSVILLE, OH—Honda is producing critical components for the production of much-needed ventilators at its assembly plant here. The components are being delivered to Dynaflo Inc., a manufacturer of vacuum pumps and compressors in Reading, PA.