GM is investing in the plants that make its most important parts.
The Toledo Transmission Operations plant and the Defiance Ohio castings plant are not exactly new, but GM is keeping them modern and up to date. Over $70 million will be invested. GM says that the Toledo investment will be used to upgrade and enhance the production of GM’s eight-speed rear-wheel-drive transmission and the Defiance investment will be used to prepare the facility for future engine casting components work.
“Through these investments, GM continues to strengthen its significant manufacturing presence in Ohio,” said Phil Kienle, GM vice president of North American Manufacturing and Labor Relations. “Our Toledo and Defiance teams continue to focus on building world-class products for our customers and these actions are an investment in their futures.”
These factories produce the transmissions for GM’s top-selling, and highest performance vehicles. They include the Silverado, Sierra, Corvette, and Camaro.
In the past decade alone, GM has invested over $3 billion in the state of Ohio and employs about 4,000 workers in the state.