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General Motors (GM) and Isuzu recently announced a $175 million investment to build a new diesel engine components plant in Brookville, Ohio.
The 251,000-square-foot facility will expand the production of critical engine components for the company’s current DMAX diesel engine manufacturing operation in Moraine, Ohio. The investment will also create more than 100 new manufacturing jobs at the Brookville site.
Preliminary work has already begun at the site, with construction expected to be completed by the end of 2020. When the new Brookville plant is up and running, it will operate concurrently with the current DMAX operations in Moraine. DMAX is a joint venture, which is 60 percent owned by GM and 40 percent owned by Isuzu Diesel Services of America.
“Strong demand for GM’s all-new family of Chevrolet and GMC heavy- and medium-duty pickups is driving us to find ways to build more Duramax diesel engines,” said Gerald Johnson, GM’s executive vice president of global manufacturing. “The Brookville investment will enable us to machine more engine blocks and heads and ultimately enable our DMAX engine plant in Moraine to build more 6.6-liter diesel engines for our Flint truck assembly plant.”
Since opening in 1999, the DMAX plant has built more than 2 million diesel engines. The facility currently employs nearly 900 people.
For more information, visit www.gm.com.