GM to Upgrade Tonawanda Facility; Bring Back Workers

 

GM to Upgrade Tonawanda Facility; Bring Back Workers
 
    Date last updated: 2/12/2010 6:53:04 AM

 

 

Tonawanda’s General Motors engine facility is getting a huge upgrade.

 

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Tonawanda’s General Motors engine facility is getting a huge upgrade.

A source with the facility said G.M. plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollar to upgrade the facility to produce a "next generation" engine.

There are currently 375 workers in indefinite layoff. A source tells us they will all be brought back to work.  

"The men and women of this plant have proven their value time and time again and today’s announcement is another testament to our local workforce," said Louise Slaughter (D-29th District) in a statement announcing General Motors investment.

This investment will fund the next generation, fuel efficient four-cylinder Ecotec engine. A source also tells 2 On Your Side that a new six-cylinder engine may also be coming to the plant.

According to UAW officials, the Tonawanda plants currently employs about 600 active hourly workers.

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