General Motors Co. in Detroit has announced plans to invest nearly $154 million in its Lockport Components Plant in western New York to support renovations to allow the facility to produce parts for the company’s Ultium platform.
The investment will be used on renovations — set to being immediately — to purchase and install new machinery and equipment required to produce the stator module, a key component in an electric motor.
As Lockport Components prepares for electric motor component production, the facility will continue to build a variety of components that support GM’s current truck and SUV production, including radiators, condensers, heater cores, evaporators, HVAC modules, oil coolers and other components.
“GM’s investment in Lockport Components reaffirms our commitment to manufacturing in Western New York and our confidence in this team. They will build a crucial module in our electric motor assembly for our future electric trucks and SUVs,” says Gerald Johnson, GM executive vice president of global manufacturing and sustainability.
“This is an excellent example of how we are bringing our workforce along on the journey to an all-electric future while we scale our EV production capacity and maintain a flow of parts for our current vehicles.”
Lockport Components was founded in 1910 as the Harrison Radiator Co., which designed, manufactured, and sold automotive radiators and components. It currently employs more than 1,500 people represented by UAW Local 686 and Local 55.