The latest investment announcement from GM is part of a US$5.4bn plan for US plant improvements during the next three years
General Motors has announced it will invest US$119m in tools and equipment to support production of future vehicle components at its Grand Rapids Operations, creating approximately 300 future jobs.
GM said the investment in the plant is part of the US$5.4bn investment in US facilities that GM announced April 30, with approximately US$3bn identified to date.
The Grand Rapid plant currently has approximately 500 employees on three shifts and produces a variety of precision-machined automotive engine components used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.
Details about program timing and applications will be released later, GM said.
"This investment in the future recognizes the excellent workforce at Grand Rapids Operations," said GM North America Manufacturing Manager Scott Whybrew. "It also demonstrates GM's collaboration with our UAW partners to innovate and bring tangible benefits to our customers."
The 300 future plant jobs represent nearly half of the 650 planned employee additions within GM.
"By working together, UAW members and GM are making a difference in communities across the United States," said UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada. "These investments represent the power of our partnership and collective bargaining to create jobs and improve competitiveness, quality and our manufacturing base in this country."