A worker assembles cam phasers at GM39s Grand Rapids Operations plant GM

A worker assembles cam phasers at GM's Grand Rapids Operations plant.

GM to Invest $119 Million in Grand Rapids Operations

The company expects that the improvements will lead to 300 new jobs at the plant, which now employs about 500.

General Motors announced today it will invest $119 million in tools and equipment to support production of future vehicle components at its Grand Rapids Operations, creating approximately 300 jobs.

The plant, located in the Grand Rapids, Mich., suburb of Wyoming, has approximately 500 employees on three shifts. It produces a variety of precision-machined automotive engine components used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. The components include lash adjusters, roller hydraulic valve lifters, cylinder deactivation lifters, continuously variable cam phasers and metal stampings.

Details about program timing and applications will be released later, the company said in a statement.

The investment in the GM Components Holdings, LLC plant is part of the $5.4 billion investment in U.S. facilities that GM announced April 30, with approximately $3 billion identified to date.

Today’s news of 300 future plant jobs represents nearly half of the 650 planned employee additions within GM.

GM invested approximately $50 million beginning in 2009, for new product programs, capacity expansion and infrastructure improvements.

The Grand Rapids Plant, consisting of 1.8 million square feet on 95 acres, has been building precision machined automotive components for almost 70 years. It is the original home of the Diesel Equipment Division of General Motors, manufacturing valve train components.  Through the years, it has been a part of the Rochester Products Division, AC Rochester Division and the Energy & Chassis Division of Delphi. It is one of four plants that make up the GMCH consolidated subsidiary of GM. 

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