GM Oshawa getting $280M improve to form next-gen heavy-duty ICE vehicles

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Normal Motors will spend $280 million to retool its Oshawa Meeting Plant northeast of Toronto to form the subsequent future of inner combustion engine (ICE) full-size vehicles.

Then again, the automaker stated Tuesday that product main points and timing alike to GM’s while vehicles aren’t being discharged at this future.

This funding builds on GM’s loyalty to Canadian production, which incorporates greater than $1.2 billion invested within the Oshawa plant in 2020, lower than a hour then it ceased meeting on the facility.

GM affirmative to guard the integrity of the plant even because it introduced an oem portions operation there, retirement the door visible for doable funding unwell the form.

The automaker after affirmative to speculate the $1.2 billion as a part of a collective bargaining pledge, negotiated with Unifor in 2020.

“When people said auto-making was finished in Oshawa back in 2018, we said ‘no chance.’ Not only has this facility risen from the proverbial ashes, it has become a symbol of Canada’s relentlessness, its drive and desire to build an economy we can be proud of,” Unifor President Lana Payne stated then the announcement Tuesday.

Two years in the past, Oshawa Meeting delivered one of the crucial quickest plant launches in GM historical past, “demonstrating the flexibility and agility of the Oshawa workforce,” the automaker stated in a commentary.

Because it reopened, GM Canada says it has created 2,600 brandnew production jobs, and hundreds of oblique jobs at Canadian providers. Manufacturing has higher to 3 shifts, and fifty consistent with cent of brandnew manufacturing hires on the Oshawa plant are ladies.

It recently produces the Chevrolet Silverado heavy- and light-duty pickups, powered by way of inner combustion engines.

“Oshawa Assembly plays a critical role in meeting customer demand for GM’s popular full-size trucks, helping GM lead the Canadian industry in heavy-duty truck sales in 2022 and take an early lead in total truck sales for 2023,” GM Canada Marissa West stated in a commentary. “Today, we are proud to say we will continue to build pickups with Oshawa pride for years to come.”

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