Pontiac, Michigan – General Motors is investing more than US$30 million in its stamping plant in Pontiac, Michigan, earmarked for tooling and equipment to enhance the plant’s manufacturing capabilities.

“GM continues to invest in our manufacturing operations to ensure we have the technology and equipment we need to build whatever our vehicle designers develop,” said Gerald Johnson, GM manufacturing manager. “Orion Assembly is the primary customer for Pontiac Stamping, and we know how important the launch of the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano are to our customers.”

The investment will include upgrades to three conventional press lines already operating at the plant, and the installation of two additional presses that are coming to the plant as part of GM’s stamping consolidation project. These actions will position Pontiac Stamping as a regional centre that supports many plants.

The plant opened in 1932 and provides parts to support several GM products, including the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano that will launch later this year.

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