GM Invests $200M in Orion Assembly and Pontiac Metal Center Plants
General Motors today announced a $200 million investment in its Orion Assembly and Pontiac Metal Center plants. Of that $200 million, $160 million will go to Orion for tooling and equipment. The other $40 million will go to Pontiac for new dies.
This $200 million investment represents two thirds of the $300 million investment that GM CEO, Mary Barra, announced at the end of last month at the Detroit Economic Club.
No new jobs will be created from these investments, but the venture does bring GM’s total investments into the two facilities since 2010 up to $775 million. Since June of 2009, General Motors has invested a whopping $11.4 billion into US facilities.
“Today’s announcement is a shot in the arm for these two terrific plants known for their teamwork and employee engagement,” commented Cathy Clegg, GM North America Manufacturing vice president. “We’re committed to growing our brands and producing the highest-quality and safest vehicles for our customers.”
The Orion Assembly and Pontiac Metal Center plants have both been recognized for their eco-friendliness. Orion Assembly was the first GM facility to earn the Clean Corporate Citizen distinction from the State of Michigan, and Pontiac Metal Center is one of two GM plants worldwide to have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry three times.