General Motors Investing $494 Million In 3 U.S. Plants For Ecotec Engine

Posted Feb 19, 2010

General Motors is investing $494 million across three U.S. plants to manufacture Ecotec engines. Of the $450 million, $425 will be spent in Tonawanda, New York to produce 370,000 of the Ecotec engines per year. About $59 million will be spent at GM’s Defiance, Ohio plant for precision sand cast block. About $10.5 million will be spent at the Bay City, Michigan plant for bringing new product to plants. “GM is transforming its product portfolio to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and the next-generation Ecotec engine is an integral part of that transformation,” stated GM Vice President Denise Johnson. [Edmunds]