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General Motors will invest $5.4 billion in its US facilities

General Motors Headquarters, Detroit, MI
Sarah Hulett
Michigan Radio
General Motors Headquarters, Detroit, MI

General Motors is planning to invest more than $5 billion in its U.S. facilities over the next three years. 

The money won't mean a huge number of new jobs.  A total of about 650 new positions will be added.

But GM's head of North American Manufacturing Cathy Clegg says it does mean a long-term commitment to jobs already at the facilities.
"It's going to secure the positions of about 15,300 employees," says Clegg.

In Michigan, GM will invest $783 million in three facilities, most of that in the Lansing Delta Township plant. 

"Having the latest technology on the factory floor will enable us to continue building high quality vehicles and meet and exceed our customer expectations," said Clegg.

Tracy Samilton covers energy and transportation, including the auto industry and the business response to climate change for Michigan Public. She began her career at Michigan Public as an intern, where she was promptly “bitten by the radio bug,” and never recovered.
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