Latest Willow Run Transmission Stories

2010-09-29 08:30:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors said Wednesday it will invest $23.5 million for additional production of vehicle electrification components on the site of the Baltimore Transmission Plant, where the first electric motor manufacturing facility in the U.S. will be operated by a major automaker. The new investment will create 11 job openings to be filled in accordance with the UAW-GM National Agreement. "This will allow us to strengthen our core electrification components...

2009-06-23 11:54:14

Objections filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York said General Motor's Corp.'s plan to close a Michigan transmission plant would shift jobs overseas. The objections filed by Michigan counties Wayne and Washtenaw and the City of Ypsilanti say GM's plans to close the Willow Run facility would move U.S. jobs to Mexico and France, the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday. GM has said it needed to consolidate six-speed transmission production due to reduced demand. Last week, however, local...

2009-06-02 14:11:02

Michigan municipalities are bracing for plant closings expected in the wake of General Motors Corp.'s bankruptcy filing, city and town officials said. Along with 8,900 individual jobs lost in the state, tax revenues will decline sharply and the call for social services should rise as part of the fallout that only counts GM-owned facilities, The Detroit News reported Tuesday. Others businesses, such as auto part suppliers and dealerships are also expected to close, the News said. Oakland...

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