Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 5:05 PM
Adding Two Shifts, 2,500 Jobs to Detroit-Hamtramck Plant
Chevrolet Malibu and next-generation Impala join electric Volt and
by John F. Martin for General Motors
Motors North American President Mark Reuss announces GM
two shifts and approximately 2,500 jobs at the Detroit-Hamtramck
assembly plant to build the new Chevrolet Malibu mid-size
sedan and the next-generation Impala large sedan alongside
the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera electric cars - Wednesday,
May 25, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.
– General Motors is adding two shifts and about 2,500
hourly and salaried jobs at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
to build the new Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan and the next-generation
Impala large sedan alongside the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera
GM on Wednesday
announced the additional shifts and a $69 million investment in
tooling and equipment to support the next-generation Impala. In
April 2010, GM announced a $121 million investment to support Malibu
this plant with new work is very satisfying because GM is dedicated
to helping rebuild this city,” GM North America President
Mark Reuss said at the plant Wednesday. “We are confident
in the flexibility of the plant, the excellence of our workers and
the great cars assembled here.”
is part of GM’s plan announced May 10 to create or retain
about 4,000 jobs and invest $2 billion in 17 manufacturing facilities
in eight states. Announcements positively impacting employment in
Bowling Green, Ky., home of the Chevrolet Corvette; and powertrain
plants in Toledo, Ohio, as well as Flint and Bay City, Mich., were
are on top of 9,000 jobs saved or added and $3.4 billion invested
in U.S. operations since mid-2009.
the competitive nature of the auto industry in the United States,
the bar for success is placed very high,” said Joe Ashton,
UAW vice president-GM Department. “The members of UAW Local
22 soar over the bar every day by demonstrating their flexibility,
hard work, and their intense focus on the customer.
will be filled by laid-off UAW members with the possibility of new
hires to follow.
last week that after a four-week shutdown, the Detroit-Hamtramck
plant will exclusively build Volt and Ampera electric cars with
extended-range capability for the rest of the year. Exports of Volt
and Ampera to Canada, Europe and China are included in the total
16,000 electric vehicles being built for the full 2011 calendar
year. The Volt/Ampera production goal for 2012 is up to 60,000 with
three-quarters of those to be sold in the United States.
Malibu – Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan –
will be built in Detroit and Fairfax, Kan., as well as China and
Korea and will be sold in more than 100 countries on six continents.
currently has 1,121 hourly and salaried employees.
workforce understands that meeting our diverse and sophisticated
customers’ need for high-quality and reliable transportation
is our most important task,” Ashton said.
Motors (NYSE: GM, TSX: GMM), one of the world’s largest automakers,
traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit,
GM employs 202,000 people in every major region of the world and
does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners
produce cars and trucks in 30 countries, and sell and service these
vehicles through the following brands: Baojun, Buick, Cadillac,
Chevrolet, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall,
and Wuling. GM’s largest national market is China, followed
by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada,
and Italy. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in
vehicle safety, security and information services. More information
on the new General Motors can be found at www.gm.com.
Source: General Motors
by John F. Martin for General Motors
Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant employee John Scott on the
line prior to GM's announcement it will add two shifts and approximately
2,500 jobs at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build the new
Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan and the next-generation Impala large
sedan alongside the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera electric cars -
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.