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GM announces $325 million investment in MI transmission plant

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This morning, General Motors announced that they would investment $325 million in their Warren Michigan Transmission plant to retool and further prepare the facility for the production of future electric vehicle components – a move that will create or retain 418 jobs.

The Warren Transmission Plant currently has 679 employees with the bulk of their efforts involved in building transmissions for the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia crossovers as well as the Chevrolet Malibu sedan. During the 2010 calendar year, the folks at the GM Warren Transmission Plant built over 338, 000 transmissions. General Motors didn’t go into any detail as to when the improvements coming from this $325 million investment were scheduled to begin or exactly what electric vehicle components the Warren plant would be producing in the future.

“We are very proud of the membership of UAW Local 909 whose hard work and dedication to building quality products is why this new electric drive unit module is being built in the United States,” said Joe Ashton, UAW vice president representing the GM Department. “These good paying, middle class jobs are very important for the State of Michigan and the Metro Detroit area. It is the UAW’s goal to increase employment at GM and show the world that we can compete with anyone.”

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