GM to Offer Details About the Pontiac Powertrain Engineering Site Expansion image

Today, January 30th, GM is expected to offer details about its plans to expand Pontiac power train engineering complex.

In 2012 GM received a 12-year tax abatement for an investment of $87.6-million at its Global Powertrain Engineering Headquarters. The plant has around 3,500 workers and GM said it plans to add other 300 new jobs part of this expansion.

“What we do there is essentially all the engineering, development and testing for all of our propulsion technology – internal combustion engines, transmissions, the hybrid technology,” said GM spokesman Dan Flores.

The automaker is expected t offer details about the expansion plan today at a news conference which is to take place at 2 p.m. Speakers include GM Vice President for Global Engine Engineering Sam Winegarden, Pontiac Mayor Leon Jukowski, Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township.

Engineers at the Pontiac power train engineering complex developed the all-new small-block engines that will be used in the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and GMC Sierra, and will also play an important role in the development of the Chevrolet Cruze diesel version, which will be introduced later this year. Recently GM also transferred its hydrogen fuel cell research-and-development operations to the Pontiac complex from Rochester, N.Y.