PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Analysts say a General Motors metal plant in Ohio has been able to stay strong by focusing on making small car parts that customers never see.

GM has spent $60 million installing new equipment and upgrading machines at the Parma Metal Center, which employs about 1,300 in northeast Ohio.

It’s in stark contrast to a similar plant in nearby Twinsburg, which Chrysler is closing this summer. The Chrysler plant makes big, expensive-to-ship body panels such as hoods for minivans.

GM’s Parma facility is bucking the industry trend by transitioning to smaller, more generic parts that can be used in a variety of vehicles. The factory has also picked up work from GM plants that were closed as part of the company’s bankruptcy reorganization, including one in Mansfield, Ohio.