It’s a good day for auto workers, if they live in the Michigan area. GM announced plans to invest $925 million into three separate projects, as well as three assembly plants. An estimated 900 jobs will be created because of the business expansion.
General Motors pledged to invest $925 million in three Michigan factories that where the UAW says 900 jobs will be added over the next four years if members ratify a tentative four-year labor agreement. They are:
• Warren Powertrain ($325 million –360 jobs)
• Romulus Engine ($385 million — 285 jobs)
• Saginaw Metal Casting ($215 million — 255 jobs)
Additional investments will happen at assembly plants in Spring Hill, Tenn.; Wentzville, Mo.; and Ft. Wayne, Ind. The union says those will add or preserve 3,700 jobs. Yet another 500 jobs will be retained or added at an undisclosed plant that will produce an unspecified new compact vehicle. Detroit Free Press, September 20, 2011.
Initial plans were for a majority of the work to be conducted in Mexico, but the company renewed efforts to create American jobs. Read more about the projects, as well as new benefits for auto workers at GM by clicking here.