General Motors (GM) recently announced that it will create more than 450 manufacturing jobs in three Ohio cities (Toledo, Parma and Moraine) as part of a $700 million investment that will help expand the company’s operations.
“The U.S. economy and our core business are strong, so we can expand our commitment to U.S. manufacturing and Ohio, and create job opportunities for our employees,” said Mary Barra, GM chairman and CEO.
The DMAX plant in Moraine will expand diesel-engine production for GM’s new heavy-duty pickups. The Toledo transmission plant will increase production of the company’s new 10-speed automatic transmission for trucks and SUVs. The Parma metal center will expand production of stamped parts and deploy laser-cell welding technology.
Hourly employees from GM plants may request a transfer to other sites as jobs are created. More than 1,350 employees from GM’s unallocated plants have already accepted transfers.
GM also reported that it is in discussions to sell the company’s Lordstown Complex in Lordstown, Ohio, to Workhorse Group and an affiliated entity which could bring significant production and electric-vehicle assembly jobs to the Mahoning Valley. Workhorse is a Cincinnati-based manufacturer of battery electric vehicles.
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