© General Motors Electronics Production | March 25, 2019
GM commits USD 300 million and 400 jobs for Michigan plant
Reversing course on a previous plan to outsource production, General Motors announced it is investing USD 300 million to build a new Chevrolet electric vehicle in its Orion Township, Michigan, assembly plant. The additional product is expected to bring 400 new jobs to the site.
Friday’s announcement is part of GM’s pledge to invest USD 1.8 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations, creating 700 new jobs and supporting 28,000 jobs across six states. In a press release, GM said that the new vehicle will be an advanced version of the Bolt EV, in both design and engineering. More details regarding the car’s specs will be released closer to the onset of production. The 400 jobs the new EV production brings represents the next increment in the overall amount of investment in product and workforce associated with GM’s transformation announcement last fall. During a public announcement attended by employees, elected officials and community leaders, GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said, “We are excited to bring these jobs and this investment to the U.S. This new Chevrolet electric vehicle is another positive step toward our commitment to an all-electric future. GM will continue to invest in our U.S. operations where we see opportunities for growth.” In the release, GM noted that it has job opportunities at several other U.S. manufacturing plants, including Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas and Ohio, for virtually all U.S. hourly employees impacted by the recent announcement of unallocated plants. GM has confirmed it has 2,700 openings across its U.S. manufacturing plants and to date, 1,100 employees have been re-homed at other GM plants, with several hundred more in the process.