Rochester, New York – General Motors will invest US$100 million in its parts plant in Rochester, New York, adding 30 jobs and purchasing tooling and equipment to make future automotive components.

“This investment in our manufacturing operations will enable us to produce a new generation of fuel-efficient small-block car and truck engines,” said Cathy Clegg, GM vice-president of labour relations. “The Gen V small-block engine family will have unprecedented fuel efficiency, and GMCH Rochester Operations will play a key role in helping us deliver these efficient engines to our customers.”

The investment will enhance four product lines: the integrated air module, a new high-pressure fuel rail, a new lifter oil manifold assembly and a new direct-injection injector. The parts will be shipped to GM Powertrain plants in St. Catharines, Ontario; Tonawanda, New York; and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.

The 30 new jobs will be added to an existing workforce of 826 hourly and salaried employees at the facility. The plant opened in 1939 and provides components to support several GM products built in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South Korea, China, Australia and Brazil.

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