FLUSHING, Mich., Jan. 20, 2023 — General Motors announced today that it will invest $579 million to Flint Engine Operations, along with another $216 million in its Bay City engine plant. These investments are focused on producing the V-8 engine here in Michigan. After the announcement, state Rep. Jasper R. Martus (D-Flushing) issued the following statement:
“Genesee County put the world on wheels. I applaud this new investment by General Motors and look forward to the good-paying union jobs that will be created. Today’s news reflects the hard work and innovative spirit that make our community a global leader in the automotive industry.”
GM’s announcement comes almost 20 years after Flint stopped manufacturing the V-8 engines and are used mostly for SUV and truck manufacturing. The Flint plant, at the moment, builds 3.0L turbo-diesel engines and will continue to do so throughout the transition. The investments will prepare the plants for their new builds. No other announcements have been made on specificities regarding this announcement, such as jobs or investments to other sites.