The General Motors Company announced a major investment into 4 American plants as they make the move toward electric vehicles. The Defiance Powertrain Plant for GM will see a 55-million dollar investment, which will include upgrades to produce the block castings for future V-8 engine programs. Another phase of the investment is to build a casting development cell for castings to support the manufacture of electric vehicles. Employment at the Defiance plant is expected to remain at about 600, including union and salaried staff.
The Defiance General Motors plant opened in 1948, making this the 75th anniversary year for the company in Defiance. They have about 1.9 million square feet of production under roof, with their total property covering over 428 acres on the east side of Defiance. General Motors is also making significant investments in the following plants: Flint, Michigan; Bay City, Michigan; and Rochester, New York.