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GM Accelerates its Drive to Lead the EV Industry with $7 Billion Investment in Michigan, Creating 4,000 New Jobs and Retaining 1,000

2022-01-25

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today an investment of more than $7 billion in four Michigan manufacturing sites, creating 4,000 new jobs and retaining 1,000, and significantly increasing battery cell and electric truck manufacturing capacity. This is the single largest investment announcement in GM history. The investment includes construction of a new Ultium Cells battery cell plant in Lansing and the conversion of GM’s assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan for production of the Chevrolet Silverado EV and the electric GMC Sierra, GM's second assembly plant scheduled to build full-size electric pickups.

GM Investing Nearly $154 Million in Western New York for Production of Electric Motor Components

2022-01-21

General Motors announced today plans to invest nearly $154 million in its Western New York Lockport Components plant. The investment will be used to renovate the facility and purchase and install new machinery and equipment used in the production of the stator module, a key component in an electric motor. Electric motors will be used in a variety of GM’s future Ultium Platform-based electric trucks and SUVs. Facility renovations will begin immediately.

General Motors and Vacuumschmelze (VAC) Announce Plans to Build a New Magnet Factory in the U.S. to Support EV Growth

2021-12-09

General Motors (NYSE: GM) is taking another major step forward in creating a strong, sustainable and scalable supply chain for electric vehicles. Today, GM and VAC of Germany announced plans for VAC to build a plant in the U.S. that will manufacture permanent magnets for the electric motors used in the GMC HUMMER EV, Cadillac LYRIQ, Chevrolet Silverado EV and more than a dozen other models using GM’s Ultium Platform. The new plant would plan to use locally sourced raw materials.

GM to Invest More Than $51 Million at Bedford Aluminum Casting Facility for Chevrolet Silverado EV Drive Unit Castings

2021-12-07

General Motors announced today plans to invest more than $51 million to install state-of-the-art equipment at its Bedford, Indiana aluminum die casting foundry to support the manufacture of drive unit castings for the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV and other current casting applications.

GM and POSCO Chemical Will Build a New North America Factory to Process Cathode Active Material for Ultium Batteries

2021-12-01

General Motors (NYSE: GM) and POSCO Chemical today announced plans to form a joint venture through which the parties will construct a factory in North America to process critical battery materials for GM’s Ultium electric vehicle platform. The joint venture will process Cathode Active Material (CAM), a key battery material that represents about 40 percent of the cost of a battery cell. The location of the facility, which will create hundreds of jobs when it opens in 2024, will be announced later.

GM to Celebrate Grand Opening of Factory ZERO – an American EV Factory

2021-11-17

Today, General Motors marks a major milestone in its commitment to an all-electric future as President Joe Biden, International UAW and UAW Local 22 leadership, plant employees and other officials join together to celebrate the grand opening of the Factory ZERO EV assembly plant.

General Motors Invests in New Advanced Design and Technology Campus in Southern California

2021-07-13

Today, General Motors announced a more than $71 million investment to establish a new campus in Pasadena, California, for GM’s Advanced Design Center operations, a move that will substantially increase the center’s capacity and create more jobs in the area.

GM Will Boost EV and AV Investments to $35 Billion Through 2025

2021-06-16

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today it will increase its EV and AV investments from 2020 through 2025 to $35 billion, representing a 75 percent increase from its initial commitment announced prior to the pandemic.

General Motors Breaks Ground on Charlotte Technical Center

2021-06-03

General Motors broke ground today on the new Charlotte Technical Center, a 130,000-square-foot facility that will expand GM’s performance and racing capabilities. Additionally, the center will accelerate strategic knowledge transfer between motorsports and production vehicle development.

GM Investing $40 Million at Pontiac Stamping Plant for Flexible Fabrication Technology

2021-05-14

Today, General Motors announced plans to invest $40 million at its Pontiac Stamping Plant. The investment will be used to renovate the existing facility, and install new, highly flexible fabrication machinery and presses to support future electric vehicle production and various product applications.

GM and LG Energy Solution Investing $2.3 Billion in 2nd Ultium Cells Manufacturing Plant in U.S.

2021-04-16

Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture of LG Energy Solution and General Motors, today announced a more than $2.3 billion investment to build its second battery cell manufacturing plant in the United States. The facility will be located in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

General Motors Expands Commitment to Responsible Water Management

2021-03-22

General Motors plans to reduce water intensityⁱ of its operations by 35 percent by 2035, compared to a 2010 baseline, which could result in enough savings to fill about 4,254 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The automaker has also signed the CEO Water Mandate – a UN Global Compact initiative – joining other global business leaders to address key challenges around water security and further aligning to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Steel Goes Up at Spring Hill Complex, Advancing GM’s All–Electric Future

2021-02-19

Steel construction for a new body shop is underway at the General Motors Spring Hill Complex in Tennessee. With this effort, the assembly plant begins the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles, joining Factory ZERO in Detroit, Michigan, and Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Michigan.

GM Investing $76 Million in Two U.S. Manufacturing Plants

2020-12-14

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today plans to invest $70 million into its Tonawanda, New York engine plant and more than $6 million into its Parma, Ohio metal stamping plant. These two manufacturing-related investments support continued strong customer and dealer demand for GM’s Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.

Factory ZERO Becomes First U.S. Auto Plant to Install 5G Technology

2020-11-20

General Motors today announced that Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, the company’s all-electric vehicle assembly plant, is the first automotive plant in the U.S. to install dedicated 5G fixed mobile network technology. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service is operating now at Factory ZERO, with its exponential increases in both bandwidth and speed supporting the ongoing transformation of the plant as it prepares to begin producing EVs in 2021.

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