Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz Statement on General Motors Announcement

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

“This morning I received news from General Motors officials in Detroit that the company would be creating more than 450 manufacturing jobs in three Ohio cities, including Toledo, where our Powertrain Plant will expand production of its all-new 10-speed automatic transmission for trucks and SUVs,” Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said.

“This means more good, high-paying jobs for Toledo. We are excited General Motors has decided to invest further in Toledo and I want to thank GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra for this expansion, which will help our community continue to flourish. The Powertrain Plant opened in 1957 and has received more than $1 billion in investment since 2011. It consistently receives awards and recognitions for productivity and environmental excellence, and has a long-standing reputation of quality. This investment will continue that tradition.”

GM also announced the DMAX plant in Moraine, Ohio is expanding diesel engine production for GM’s all-new heavy-duty pickups, which go on sale later this year, and the Parma Metal Center will expand production of stamped parts and deploy laser cell welding technology.

Also today, GM said it is in discussions with Workhorse Group Inc. and an affiliated, newly formed entity to sell the company’s Lordstown Complex in Lordstown, Ohio. The move has the potential to bring significant production and electric vehicle assembly jobs to the plant, the company said.

The announcement can be found here: