GM to make ‘wonderful plant production announcement’ at Flint Engine

FLINT, MI — Common Motors isn’t pronouncing a lot a couple of deliberate “wonderful plant production announcement” at Flint Engine Operations on Friday, Jan. 20, however the visitor listing suggests it’s one thing greater than an employee-of-the-month presentation.

Best officers for GM, the United Auto Staff, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist are amongst the ones anticipated to seem right through a information convention on the Bristol Highway plant, which opened in 2002 and has produced a number of engine platforms, together with the present small fuel and turbo diesel engines.

Flint Engine staff construct GM’s 1.5L turbo engine for the Chevrolet Malibu and a three.0L turbo diesel for the Chevrolet Silverado LD and Tahoe in addition to the GMC Sierra LD and Yukon.

Greater than 700 staff are based totally on the plant, more or less the similar quantity as when it all started manufacturing, quickly after GM closed its previous Powertrain Flint V-8 Engine Plant.

Flint Engine used to be constructed south of the Flint V-8 Engine Plant, which used to be demolished via GM, and UAW leaders speculated then that the corporate may just ultimately construct a 2d engine plant on the V-8 web page someday.

Flint Magazine recordsdata say GM officers refused to speak about that long run risk publicly at the moment.

A GM spokesman mentioned Wednesday, Jan. 18, that he may just now not speak about main points of Friday’s announcement.

Along with Gilchrist and Kildee, the ones anticipated to wait Friday come with Gerald Johnson, GM’s government vp of worldwide production and sustainability; Ray Curry, UAW president; Lisa Mack, Flint Engine plant director; and officers for UAW Area 1D and Native 659.

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