MARION, Ind.--Parts for General Motors electric cars will be made in Marion. The decision was announced Thursday to upgrade the plant there to add 6,000 square feet to produce sheet metal parts at the Marion Metal Center. It’s part of GM’s plan to make one million electric cars by 2025, and eventually go all-electric.
“While this investment prepares the facility for our All-Electric Future, it’s really an investment in our talented Marion team and will keep the plant working for many years to come,” said Gerald Johnson, GM’s executive vice president of Global Manufacturing and Sustainability.
“This investment is another example of the company bringing everyone along and investing in the people who make manufacturing a competitive advantage for GM.”
Around 750 people work at the Marion plant. The company will be adding new press lines and upgrading its press. It’s not clear how many more workers will be added.
“Indiana is the number one ranked manufacturing production state in America per capita and ranks in the top three for automotive vehicles,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb, at the planr for the announcement.
“It’s exactly because of investments like GM’s in advanced technology and future-focused solutions that will ensure Indiana will continue to be a leader in tomorrow’s manufacturing, making the products that power and redefine mobility the world over.”
The parts will support the Chevy Silverado EV, the GMC Hummer EV and HUMMER EV SUV, and the Cadillac LYRIQ.
Construction on the pant will start late this year.
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