Με τις πωλήσεις της Corvette να πηγαίνουν καλύτερα απ ό,τι περίμενε η Chevrolet, η GM ανακοίνωσε πως θα επενδύσει 44 εκατομμύρια δολάρια στο εργοστάσιο συναρμολόγησης της Corvette στο Bowling Green στο Kentucky. Η επένδυση θα δημιουργήσει και 36 νέες θέσεις εργασίας στο Performance Build Center, εκεί όπου οι πελάτες μπορούν να συμμετέχουν στην παραγωγή του LT4 κινητήρα της Corvette Z06.
Παράλληλα, η GM ανακοίνωσε πως θα επενδύσει 127,4 εκατ. δολάρια στο εργοστάσιο Bedford Casting Operations στην Indiana, δημιουργώντας 127 νέες θέσεις εργασίας. Το εργοστάσιο κατασκευάζει καβούκια κιβωτίων ταχυτήτων, κυλινδροκεφαλές και κινητήρες για τα μοντέλα της Buick, της Cadillac, της Chevrolet και της GMC.
GM Invests $44 Million in Bowling Green 36 new jobs to support capacity increase
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – General Motors said Wednesday it will invest $44 million in the Bowling Green Assembly plant to support increased capacity in its Performance Build Center, adding 36 new jobs. Construction and tool re-arrangement is planned to start in January 2016.
The expansion of the Performance Build Center is fueled by the success of the Corvette Z06, which currently accounts for nearly a third of all Corvettes produced at Bowling Green Assembly.
The Performance Build Center also offers a one-of-a-kind experience for customers – the Build Your Own Engine program. This program allows customers to assemble the 650-hp supercharged LT4 engine for their cars. The $5,000 option package includes a full day with a Performance Build Center engine assembly technician who instructs and oversees the build, a personalized engine plaque identifying the customer and professional photography.
“Coupled with the investment, for $439 million for a new paint shop and facility upgrades announced in May, GM has committed $483 million to Bowling Green this year alone,” said plant manager Kai Spande. “These significant investments indicate the company’s confidence in Bowling Green, the Performance Build Center and our skilled workforce.”
Construction took place in 2013 and early 2014, with engine production beginning in the second quarter of 2014. The Performance Build Center produces the 2016 LT4 6.2L V-8 for the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
GM has added 316 new jobs and invested a total of $617.5 million over the last four years at Bowling Green.
– May 4, 2011: $131 Million; 250 new jobs to support the new Corvette Stingray – January 30, 2013: $3.5 million; 30 new jobs to support the Performance Build Center move from Wixom, Mich., to Bowling Green – May 21, 2015: $439 million; 150 jobs retained to support a new paint shop and other facility upgrades – November 12, 2015: $44 million; 36 new jobs to support capacity increase at the Performance Build Center
GM Invests $127 Million in Indiana Casting Plant, Creates Approximately 127 New Jobs
BEDFORD, Ind. – General Motors will invest $127.4 million in powertrain and structural components to support production of new aluminum engine blocks and components at its Bedford Casting Operations, creating approximately 127 future jobs.
The plant currently has approximately 700 employees on three shifts and produces transmission casings, converter housings, heads, and small gas engine blocks used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.
“This investment in the future recognizes the excellent workforce at Bedford Casting Operations” said Bedford Casting Operations Plant Manager Lamar Rucker. “It also demonstrates GM’s collaboration with our UAW and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers partners, which reflects how we continue to bring new powertrain solutions to our customers.”
Including today’s investment, GM has invested more than $426 million in the Bedford plant since 2010.
So far in 2015, GM has announced more than $6.5 billion in U.S. facility investment, creating approximately 3,370 new jobs and securing the positions of 15,350 employees.
Details about program timing and applications will be released later.