General Motors Investing $245 Million, Adding 300 Jobs at Orion Assembly Plant

Today, General Motors announced it will invest over $245 million and add 300 jobs at its Orion (MI) Assembly plant as part of an all-new vehicle program.

“Orion Assembly is a breeding ground for manufacturing innovation,” said Cathy Clegg, GM North America vice president of Manufacturing and Labor Relations. “It serves as a model for how to engage the entire workforce at all levels to achieve success. The plant is up to the challenge of building this brand-new product, something it’s never seen before.”

Investment in Orion totals $962 million since the UAW and GM worked together to reopen the previously idled plant in 2010.

Today’s announcement is a part of the $5.4 billion GM has announced it will invest in U.S. manufacturing over the next three years. Approximately $3.1 billion of the $5.4 billion has been identified, leaving $2.3 billion to be announced by year end.

Since June 2009, GM has announced U.S. facility investment of approximately $17.8 billion. About $12.4 billion of that has come since the 2011 UAW-GM National Agreement. In total, these investments have created 6,250 new jobs and secured the positions of approximately 20,700 others.

image courtesy of General Motors
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