General Motors chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner has announced that the company will invest US$370 million in the U.S. to build a new manufacturing plant for its global four-cylinder engines in Flint, Michigan. The plant will begin production in 2010, and will be the exclusive manufacturing facility in North America to produce the Chevrolet Volt’s range-extending engine.
“GM, the UAW and the City of Flint have had a long-standing relationship,” Wagoner said. “Based on the capability and the commitment of the men and women who will work here, the tradition and leadership from UAW Local 599, the tremendous automotive heritage that underlies this region, and the strong partnerships we enjoy with local, state and federal governments, we are confident that Flint is exactly the right place to build our all-new powertrain plant.”
Friday, October 3, 2008
Engines from Flint
This is relatively old news, but still good news: