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Penfield Post
  • General Motors will invest $100 million in fuel efficiency, add 30 jobs

  • General Motors announced today that it will spend $100 million to upgrade four product lines for fuel-efficient car and truck engines.


    The investment is expected to add 30 jobs to an existing workforce of 826 hourly and salaried employees at the GM Components Holdings Rochester Operations on Lexington Avenue.

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  • General Motors announced today that it will spend $100 million to upgrade four product lines for fuel- efficient car and truck engines.
    The investment is expected to add 30 jobs to an existing workforce of 826 hourly and salaried employees at the GM Components Holdings Rochester Operations on Lexington Avenue.
    "New York state is open for business," said Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, at a conference held today. "We are competing with other states and cities. Every day i'm on the phone trying to get companies to stay and come here. This facility competed, and it won."
    The four product lines--the integrated air module, a new high-pressure fuel rail, a new lifter oil manifold assembly, and a new direct injection injector-- will be shippied to GM Powertrain plants in Tonawanda, N.Y., St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.
    "A few years ago they were looking to close this, (but) we all stepped up," said County Executive Maggie Brooks.
    "Bottom line, it's all about jobs," she added. "But It's not just about jobs here, it's about all the companies that support GM."
    Cathy Clegg, GM vice president of Labor Relations, said the new investment will enable the plant to produce a new generation of fuel-efficient small block truck and car engines.
    "The Gen V small block engine family will have unprecedented fuel efficiency," said Clegg. "We're very focused on the volatility of oil prices."
    With this new investment, GM will have invested nearly $1.1 billion in the companies new small block engine.
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