DETROIT – General Motors has announced plans to invest $918 million in four U.S. plants, including two in Michigan, to make the sixth generation Small Block V-8 Engine. An extra $64 million will go toward EV production.
The plants are in Flint, Bay City, Defiance, Ohio and Rochester, New York. Flint will receive more than half the money, GM said in a press release.
“These investments, coupled with the hard work and dedication of our team members…, enable us to build world-class products for our customers and enable job security,” Gerard Johnson, GM executive vice president of Global Manufacturing and Sustainability, said in a release.
They will also help the automaker “strengthen its industry leading full-size SUV business and continue to support the company’s growing EV product portfolio,” the press release stated.
The Flint Operations Engine in Flint will receive about $579 million to build the V-8 Engine.
About $216 million will be allocated to Bay City to build camshafts, connecting rods and other machinery to support production of the engine in Flint. GM also will invest about $55 million in Defiance toward building block castings to support “the future of V-8 engines.”
In New York, Rochester Operations will have about $68 million to make intake manifolds, fuel rails for the V-8.
GM will also give an additional $84 million to Rochester and Defiance for castings and components to support EV production.