General Motors Co. today announced it will invest nearly $120 million in tools and equipment to support construction of vehicle components at its Grand Rapids operations, a move that will eventually create 300 jobs.
“This investment in the future recognizes the excellent workforce at Grand Rapids Operations,” says Scott Whybrew, manufacturing manager for GM North America. “It also demonstrates GM’s collaboration with our UAW partners to innovate and bring tangible benefits to our customers.”
The capital infusion is part of a $5.4 billion investment in U.S. facilities that GM announced in April. The 300 future plant jobs in Grand Rapids represents almost half of the 650 planned employee additions to the company.
The Grand Rapids Plant has been building precision-machined automotive components for about 70 years. It’s the original home of the Diesel Equipment Division of GM and is known for its valve train components. The plant has 500 employees on three shifts that produce precision-machined automotive engine components used in Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles.