GM announced that an investment of about $215 million in order to outfit the Saginaw Metal Casting Operation for manufacturing of future engine block and head casting work, generating about 275 jobs.
Diana Tremblay, GM’s global chief manufacturing officer, said: “We look forward to continuing our long and proud heritage of in-house casting for key components.We believe these operations really enhance our ability to provide more fuel-efficient engines to our customers around the globe.”
Opened in 1919, the plant has now 630 employees and is manufacturing a series of aluminum engine blocks and cylinder heads for some of the most successful GM products, like Buick LaCrosse and Chevy Malibu.
Joe Ashton, UAW vice president stated. “Saginaw is like so many communities in the Midwest that have suffered the loss of their manufacturing jobs to other countries around the globe. I want to congratulate the members of UAW Local 668 for their hard work and helping brighten the future for Saginaw and the surrounding communities.”
With brands like Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling, General Motors Co. and its partners produce vehicles in more than 30 countries around the world.