General Motors to invest 20 million dollars in 10-speed transmission production
General Motors is investing 20 million dollars at its Romulus, Michigan propulsion plant to increase the plant’s capacity for future 10-speed transmission production.
Romulus currently builds V6 engines and 10-speed transmissions used in several GM cars, trucks and crossovers.
Since 2009, GM has invested more than 880 million dollars at the Romulus plant. The plant currently employs about 1,350 people. The Romulus plant originally opened in 1976 as part of GM Detroit Diesel Allison Division, making diesel engines and components. Romulus began to produce engines in the 1980’s, and through the years, has produced over 10.8 million V8 engines and over 6.6 million V6 engines.
The investment in Romulus follows GM’s announcement yesterday to invest 36 million dollars at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant, in Michigan too, for future crossover production.
GM has strong presence in Michigan with more than 51,000 employees working at 33 locations. Michigan is home to more than 3,100 GM suppliers with more than 10 billion dollars spent with those suppliers annually.