General Motors Co. in Detroit is investing $491 million at its Marion, Ind. metal stamping operations to prepare the facility to produce a variety of steel and aluminum stamped parts for future products, including electric vehicles that will be built at multiple GM assembly plants.
The investment will be used to purchase and install two new press lines, complete press and die upgrades, for renovations, and to construct an approximately 6,000-square-foot addition. Work on the facility will begin later this year.
“While this investment prepares the facility for our all-electric future, it’s really an investment in our talented Marion team and will keep the plant working for many years to come,” says Gerald Johnson, executive vice president of global manufacturing and sustainability at GM. “This investment is another example of the company bringing everyone along and investing in the people who make manufacturing a competitive advantage for GM.”
Ray Curry, UAW president and director of the union’s GM and gaming departments, says: “GM is making this investment because of the hard work and dedication of our UAW Local 977 members in Marion. The new stamping presses, upgrades, and renovations associated with the investment will create job security for our members and help them care for their families and support their local community for years to come.”
First opened in 1956, GM’s Marion Metal Center produces sheet metal parts for multiple GM assembly plants to support production of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles.
The facility currently employs more than 750 team members and employment is expected to remain stable with the addition of the new work in the plant.