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GM invests $385 million in Michigan engine plant

Investment will create 320 jobs at plant that manufactures engines for GM trucks and vans


October 31, 2011
by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

ROMULUS, Mich.—General Motors Co. will invest $385 million to prepare its Romulus Engine plant for production of an all-new, fuel efficient engine, creating about 320 jobs.

The Michigan plant, which currently employs 840 people on two shifts,  produces a number of V6 and V8 engines that power GM full-size vans, SUVs and pickups, the Chevrolet Express, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban and Colorado, GMC Savana, Sierra, Yukon, Canyon, and Cadillac Escalade.

Romulus-built engines also are used for marine and industrial applications.

The investments will support tooling and equipment upgrades.