General Motors to invest $20 million in Romulus plant

Posted at 5:50 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 12:13:31-05

ROMULUS, Mich. (WXYZ) — General Motors will invest $20 million at its propulsion plant in Romulus to increase the plant's capacity for future 10-speed transmission production.

Romulus currently builds V6 engines and 10-speed transmissions used in several GM cars, trucks and crossovers.

The investment will be used to purchase additional machining equipment that will enable the transmission capacity expansion.

“Romulus has a long-standing reputation of quality, productivity and performance and we are proud of the hard work and commitment displayed by the entire Romulus team,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra during a visit to the plant to meet with employees and community leaders. “GM’s investment in Romulus will enable the plant to continue playing an important role in our core business going forward.”

Currently, the Romulus plant employs over 1,300 people.