General Motors announced today an investment of $385 million to support tooling and equipment upgrades for Romulus Engine plant (Michigan) in order to be able to manufacture new fuel efficient engines.
Gerald Johnson, GM manufacturing manager, stated: “Customers care about fuel efficiency and performance. We continue to innovate to meet both these expectations and the Romulus team will be an important part of our efforts.”
Currently, the plant has approximately 840 employees working in two shifts and producing marine and industrial applications, as well as V6 and V8 engine that power GM vehicles like Chevrolet Express, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban and Colorado, GMC Savana, Sierra, Yukon, Canyon, and Cadillac Escalade.
Joe Ashton, UAW vice president representing the GM Department saluted the company’s announcement:
“Today’s announcement of a new engine program for the Romulus plant will mean more good-paying job opportunities for the Metro Detroit area. It shows that the members of UAW Local 163 have the skills and abilities to compete with any work force in the world.”
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.