General Motors has announced a plan to invest $82 million in their DMAX plant with the goal of making diesel-related productivity improvements. The investment will also create 150 new jobs over the next three years in the joint venture between Isuzu and GM. A prior $60 million investment was made within the last year to enable them to make sure their new engines will meet future emissions requirements.
Since opening in 2000, DMAX has produced 1.7 million engines. The venture is split 60-40 between GM and Isuzu, respectively. DMAX, Ltd. has invested $856 million in that time in the facility.
GM North America Manufacturing Manager Scott Whybrew said, “This investment and job creation is a result of the hard work from our DMAX team and IUE-CWA Local 755, who have consistently demonstrated their commitment and dedication to building the best diesel engine possible for our customers. The Duramax diesel's performance is renowned in the industry, and these productivity improvements will allow us to become even more efficient in producing these world class engines.”
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