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General Motors to invest millions for upgrades to Tonawanda Engine Plant

Posted: 3:59 PM, Jan 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-16 15:59:26-05
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TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — General Motors is making a multi-million-dollar investment into the operations of the Tonawanda Engine Plant.

The company announced a $6.7 million investment to upgrade the plant’s production systems, including improvement to the production of the 5.3L V8 engine, used in full size trucks.

”Tonawanda Engine Plant’s talented and engaged workforce continuously strives to help our plant succeed. This investment helps expand our flexibility to make multiple products to meet customer demands,” said Plant Director Ram Ramanujam. “This investment builds on our reputation of consistently launching and delivering high quality, award winning engines like the 6.2L Gen V DFM for the Silverado, and LT2 C8 Corvette.”

Recently, 30 employees were moved from temporary to full-time employment.