Ingersoll, Ontario – General Motors has announced it will invest $90 million in its CAMI Automotive assembly facility in Ingersoll, Ontario to meet demand for the new Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.
The project includes retooling the facility’s West Body Shop for increased capacity, and the recall of approximately 150 employees.
“Proudly built in Canada at CAMI, the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are two of GM’s hottest-selling products,” said Arturo Elias, president of GM Canada. “This investment is an excellent example of what happens when you get the product right. If the product is right, everything else follows: increased production, increased employment and strong market demand.”
The planning and retooling work will begin immediately, with the project anticipated to be completed in approximately seven months. The added capacity will result in an additional 40,000 vehicles produced annually for the Canadian and U.S. markets. The recall of 150 laid-off employees, over and above the more than 300 employees recalled with the reinstatement of the third shift in October, means that CAMI will have no remaining employees on layoff.