GM/Isuzu to invest $82 million to expand diesel engine production in Ohio

GM/Isuzu to invest $82 million to expand diesel engine production in Ohio

DMAX Ltd. expanded at the beginning of 2015, to grow again.

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December 14, 2015

Moraine, Ohio – The General Motors/Isuzu joint venture DMAX Ltd. will invest $82 million at its Ohio plant for future Duramax diesel engine-related productivity improvements, creating approximately 150 jobs throughout the next three years.

Less than a year ago, a $60 million investment was made at the plant to make design changes enabling the engines to meet future emissions requirements.

Established in 1998, DMAX has produced almost 1.7 million engines since opening in 2000. GM owns 60% and Isuzu owns 40% of the venture that makes the Duramax diesel for heavy-duty trucks. DMAX Ltd. has invested $856 million in the DMAX facility since 2000.

“This investment and job creation is a result of the hard work from our DMAX team and IUE-CWA Local 755, who have consistently demonstrated their commitment and dedication to building the best diesel engine possible for our customers,” says GM North America Manufacturing Manager Scott Whybrew. “The Duramax diesel’s performance is renowned in the industry, and these productivity improvements will allow us to become even more efficient in producing these world class engines.”

DMAX is home to the Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel engine used in the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The Duramax is also available in the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.

“It has been the successful partnership among GM, Isuzu and IUE-CWA Local 755 that continues to bring new investment dollars to our plant,” says Shinichi Suzuki, president, CEO, and chief operating officer for DMAX.

Source: General Motors Co.