(PRWEB) May 31, 2011
General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant will be receiving facility upgrades to support an increase in production in addition; they will be adding 2,500 jobs to answer that increase. The Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant will see a $69 million investment in tooling and equipment for its production of the next generation Impala. It will also see a $121 million investment for upcoming Malibu production. At Joyce GMC Buick of Mansfield, the leading Buick GMC dealer in Mansfield, Ohio, we’ve been very proud of General Motors’ recent financial success and the new vehicle line up.
The Detroit-Hamtramck plant will exclusively produce General Motors’ electric cars, the Volt and Ampera. The production goal for those two cars in 2012 is 60,000, with one-quarter of that being exported.
General Motors announced earlier in May plans to retain and create jobs by investing in assembly plants across America, not only in Detroit.
“Filling this plant with new work is very satisfying because GM is dedicated to helping rebuild this city,” GM North America President Mark Reuss said at the plant Wednesday. “We are confident in the flexibility of the plant, the excellence of our workers and the great cars assembled here.”
The 2,500 jobs at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant will be filled by laid-off UAW members first, with the possibility of new hires to follow.
“Given the competitive nature of the auto industry in the United States, the bar for success is placed very high,” said Joe Ashton, UAW vice president-GM Department. “The members of UAW Local 22 soar over the bar every day by demonstrating their flexibility, hard work, and their intense focus on the customer.”
General Motors recently announced their government loan payoff, which was paid off six years ahead of schedule.Joyce Buick GMC of Mansfield, Ohio will always proudly share a partnership with a company that is expanding, innovating and finding the continual path to success.