GM to invest $5.4B in U.S., Michigan plants

Melissa Burden

General Motors Co. on Thursday said it will create 650 new jobs as it invests $5.4 billion into U.S. plants through 2017, including a total of $783.5 million at three Michigan sites.

GM and UAW executives announced the investments at GM's Pontiac Metal Center, which is getting $124 million in upgrades, including a new press. It will add 15 jobs with the investment. The plant was among those that faced closure around GM's bankruptcy but today has about 490 employees.

The biggest investment announced was for GM's Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant, where GM will invest $520 million in tooling and equipment for future vehicles it did not name, retaining 1,900 jobs.

The automaker said it also will spend $139.5 million for a new body shop and stamping plant improvements at its Pre-Production Operations plant in Warren, retaining 200 jobs there.

Source: 
The Detroit News