If you’re not familiar with GM’s Romulus plant in Michigan, the plant currently builds V6 engines and 10-speed transmissions used in several GM cars, trucks and crossovers. The Romulus plant originally opened in the mid 70’s as part of GM Detroit Diesel Allison Division, producing diesel engines and components. GM will be investing a hefty chunk of change, $20 million to be exact, to the propulsion plant to increase the capacity for 10-speed transmission production.
“Romulus has a long-standing reputation of quality, productivity and performance and we are proud of the hard work and commitment displayed by the entire Romulus team,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra during a visit to the plant to meet with employees and community leaders. “GM’s investment in Romulus will enable the plant to continue playing an important role in our core business going forward.”
Since 2009, GM has invested more than $880 million at the Romulus plant. The plant currently employs about 1,350 people.
The investment in Romulus follows GM’s announcement yesterday to invest $36 million at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant for future crossover production.
GM has a strong presence in Michigan with more than 51,000 employees working at 33 locations. Michigan is home to more than 3,100 GM suppliers with more than $10 billion spent with those suppliers annually.