DMAX Announces $82 Million Investment at Moraine Facility
It was announced that DMAX, the joint venture between General Motors and Isuzu that produces Duramax diesel engines for heavy-duty trucks, will invest $82 million into its Moraine, Ohio plant. This investment will result in the creation of about 150 jobs over the course of three years in the effort to improve the company’s Duramax diesel engines.
DMAX also invested $60 million into the same plant last year in order to help its Duramax diesel engines meet necessary emissions requirements. Since 2000, DMAX has invested upwards of $856 million in the facility.
“This investment and job creation is a result of the hard work from our DMAX team and IUE-CWA Local 755, who have consistently demonstrated their commitment and dedication to building the best diesel engine possible for our customers,” said GM North America Manufacturing Manager Scott Whybrew. “The Duramax diesel’s performance is renowned in the industry, and these productivity improvements will allow us to become even more efficient in producing these world class engines.”
The Moraine plant is responsible for the production of the Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo Diesel that is available for the Chevrolet Silverado and Express and GMC Sierra and Savana. Over the past 15 years, DMAX has produced nearly 1.7 million engines.