Warren Lawmakers Say GM Investment Good for Local, State Economies

GM announces $139.5 million for Warren Pre-Production Operation Center
Thursday, April 30, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Derek Miller (D-Warren), John Chirkun (D-Roseville) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) said today that General Motors’ announcement that it will invest $139.5 million in its Warren facility is good for workers, local economies that will gain from additional spending from suppliers and workers, and the state economy which will grow from GM’s increased investments.

“This morning’s announcement of General Motors’ investment of $139.5 million for improvements at its Warren center is great news for Warren and Michigan,” said Miller. “The Warren center makes parts and tests pre-production vehicles, so this investment will be good for GM workers and their families, as well as for consumers who want to buy GM vehicles. This shows that Michigan’s auto industry is still a vibrant part of our state and local economies.”

At a press conference this morning, GM officials announced that they would invest $139.5 million to build a new body shop and make stamping plant improvements at the Pre-Production Operations Center in Warren.

“The Warren GM workers and their families should be proud that their facility has earned this investment. Michigan auto workers are the best in the world,” said Chirkun. “With this commitment to the center from GM, we can look forward to good jobs for our workers, a boost for our local economy and more great GM products to choose from.”

“General Motors’ announcement this morning shows that Michigan is still the auto capital, and the auto industry is alive and well and growing,” said Yanez. “Investing more than $139 million in the Warren Pre-Production Operations Center will protect jobs and, I hope, lead to new jobs that will keep our talented workers here in Michigan and in Warren.”

GM also announced investments at plants in Pontiac and Lansing for a total investment of $783.5 in Michigan.