General Motors invests $90 million in Marion factory

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – General Motors announced plans today to invest more than $90 million to expand its operations in Grant County, Indiana.

GM Plant Manager Tom Gallagher presenting in Marion, Indiana.

GM will invest the money to update the equipment at the Marion Metal Center plant’s existing 2.7 million-square-foot campus, which are expected to be completed by 2017.

Marion Metal Center was established in 1965 and provides various sheet metal assembly services for vehicles to GM assembly plants. The center employs more than 1,400 associates.

“Here in Indiana, we continue to be a global leader in the manufacturing industry and Hoosier made products can be found throughout the world,” Governor Mike Pence said in a press release. “General Motors’ multi-million dollar investment in Indiana reaffirms that our pro-growth business environment, low taxes, limited regulations and skilled workforce continue to be a winning formula for companies.”

Since 2010, Indiana’s automotive industry has produced more than 5.1 million cars and light trucks.

Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh said in a press release that the community is excited to have General Motors demonstrate their confidence in the community with the investment.




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