June 23, 2015

General Motors invests US$ 245-million for new vehicle program

General Motors (GM) will invest US$ 245-million and add 300 new jobs at its Orion Assembly plant to support launching an all-new vehicle program unlike any in the plant's 32-year history.

"Orion Assembly is a breeding ground for manufacturing innovation. It serves as a model
for how to engage the entire workforce at all levels to achieve success. The plant is up to the challenge of building this brand-new product, something it's never seen before," said Cathy Clegg, GM North America Vice-President of Manufacturing and Labor Relations.

UAW Vice-President Cindy Estrada, who leads the union's GM Department, added, "Orion is an example of what we can achieve when we work together. Only through innovative problem solving were we going to see this plant succeed, and this new investment is proof of that. UAW-GM continue to show the world that when you involve both workers and management in the process, workers win, management wins and our communities win."

This announcement is a part of the US$ 5.4-billion GM has announced it will invest in US manufacturing over the next three years. Approximately US$ 3.1-billion of the US$ 5.4-billion has been identified, leaving US$ 2.3-billion to be announced by year end.


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