Job Creation

Gm Foundation Awarding $50k In Grants

The GM Foundation will award grants totaling $50,000 on Wednesday to eight local nonprofits in the Detroit and Brownstown communities as part of its Plant City Grants program.

At the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard presented the grants on behalf of the local GM facilities — Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Plant.

FCA US Tables Productivity Improvement

 
We have new furniture!
 
Why is that newsworthy? It demonstrates our deep-seated commitment to improving productivity.
 
FCA US LLC headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., is the largest office building in North America, after the U.S. Pentagon. Visitors can walk for eight minutes at a steady clip without ever changing direction – all under a single roof.
 
Known as the Chrysler World Headquarters and Technology Center, the site is currently home to more than 14,200 employees.

GM To Invest $877M For New Body Shop At Flint Truck

General Motors will spend $877 million to build a new body shop and assembly equipment at its Flint Truck Assembly plant.

The investment announced Tuesday is the latest announced portion of GM's $5.4-billion capital improvement initiative at 40 U.S. plants.

“This investment will allow us to use a more innovative approach to deliver material between two critical facilities, reducing handling and the time it takes to ship parts,” said Cathy Clegg, GM vice president for North America manufacturing and labor relations.

GM Takes a Fresh Look at Emerging Markets

General Motors' plan to invest $5 billion in a family of technology-rich small cars reflects the industry's changing attitudes toward opportunities in emerging markets, where consumers and regulators are increasingly demanding more advanced vehicles.

In the past, Western automakers typically served these markets with low-cost, bare-bones cars, or produced stripped-down versions of vehicles that had reached the end of their product lives in mature markets.

GM President Dan Ammann said the company believes neither approach will work in the future.

General Motors Helps Honor Five U.S. Service Members

 
Five men and women representing each branch of the U.S. military were honored Tuesday night for their exemplary service during the 2015 Military Times Service Member of the Year Awards.
 
The 15th annual event was held in Washington, D.C., with members of Congress and senior Pentagon officials in attendance. General Motors has been a corporate sponsor of the event for more than 10 years.
 
“These five men and women represent the character, commitment and values of the U.S.

FCA Foundation Donates $62,000 to 17 North Central Indiana Community Groups

The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, today awarded grants totaling more than $62,000 to 17 Kokomo and Tipton-area community organizations and programs that serve youth development & education, senior citizens, veterans and multicultural activities. The announcement came during a gathering of 40 community leaders at the Indiana Transmission Plant I in Kokomo.
   

Honoring Those Who Serve

Many veterans returning home have years of experience in the field but without college degrees, are unsure how to apply their skills as they look to rejoin the workforce. According to Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast.com, most veterans are more qualified than they realize for positions ranging from software engineer to industrial engineering technician.

GM details $1.4B in Upgrades to Arlington SUV Plant

A $1.4 billion overhaul will expand General Motors Corp.'s (NYSE: GM) Arlington plant to nearly 4.5 times its size when it opened 61 years ago.

The project will add 1.2 million square feet to the factory’s 4.375 million square feet across 250 acres. The facility will also be outfitted with new equipment, machinery and tools, as well as training for the 4,100 employees who create 280,270 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs each year.