GM to invest $200 million in Pontiac, Orion plants in Michigan

GM to invest $200 million in Pontiac, Orion plants in Michigan

Increased productivity at assembly plants drives component work.

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November 24, 2014

Detroit, Michigan – General Motors will invest $200 million in its Orion Assembly and Pontiac Metal Center plants to prepare for a future vehicle program.

Orion will receive $160 million for tooling and equipment, and Pontiac will receive $40 million for new dies. These investments are part of the nearly $300 million in Michigan-based investments that GM CEO Mary Barra referenced in a speech at the Detroit Economic Club on October 28.

“Today’s announcement is a shot in the arm for these two terrific plants known for their teamwork and employee engagement,” said Cathy Clegg, GM North America Manufacturing vice president. “We’re committed to growing our brands and producing the highest-quality and safest vehicles for our customers.”

While no new jobs will be created by these actions, this announcement brings the total investment in Orion Assembly and the Pontiac Metal Center to $775 million since 2010. Across the U.S., GM has announced facility investment of nearly $11.4 billion since June 2009.

In 2010, General Motors announced a $545 million investment in Orion Assembly, the 4.3 million ft2 facility in Orion Township, Michigan, to launch the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano.

Orion Assembly, located approximately 30 miles north of Detroit, was the first GM facility to receive the Clean Corporate Citizen designation by the State of Michigan.

The Pontiac Metal Center, located in Pontiac, Michigan, is a 1.2 million ft2 facility that stamps metal parts for 20 different vehicle models.

Source: General Motors