More Jobs Secured at GM St. Catharines Powerplant Facility As New Transmission Production is Added

More Jobs Secured at GM St. Catharines Powerplant Facility As New Transmission Production is Added
St. Catharines, Ontario – General Motors of Canada president and managing director, Kevin Williams, announced today a $245 million investment for the St. Catharines powertrain facility to expand production capacity for a new six-speed transmission.

The new Buick Regal will use the six-speed automatic transmission the St. Catharines GM plant will build starting in 2012. (Photo: GM Canada)

On April 27, GM officials had announced a $235 million investment to build a new generation of engine at this Ontario plant beginning in 2013.

These two production investments will secure some 800 jobs.

This evolution of GM’s current Hydra-matic 6T40/45 transmission will be supplied beginning in early 2012 to both the CAMI Ingersoll and GM Oshawa assembly plants to be used on the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Buick Regal.

This new six-speed transmission is an evolution of the current Hydra-matic 6T40/45. (Photo: GM Canada)





By Luc Gagné,

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