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GM plans $8.8 million investment in St. Catharines

Published by Steve Coleman on January 31, 2012

General Motors of Canada will be putting 42 employees back on the assembly line at the St. Catharines Powertrain Facility to work on the work on the automakers six-speed front-wheel drive transmission.

The employees are expected to be back on the job Feb. 13 as part of the ramp-up of transmission production which got underway Jan. 3.

The automaker announced it also plans to spend $8.8 million at the St. Catharines plant to pave the way for its next generatin of six-speed front-wheel-drive transmissions. Work is scheduled to start this summer to get the line ready for production.

Transmissions built at the plant will go into vehicles at both the CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll and the Oshawa Assembly Plant. The transmissions will help move Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Buick Regal vehicles.

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