Canadian Manufacturing

GM to invest $13M in St. Catharines Powertrain facility

Investment will allow plant to produce more variants of its V6 engine

August 10, 2015  by Canadian Staff

Oshawa, Ont.—General Motors Canada has said it will invest $13 million in its St. Catharines Powertrain facility to enable the plant to produce more variants of the 3.6-litre V6 engine currently being built at the plant.

The St. Catharines Powertrain plant is one of North America’s largest engine and transmission plants. It produces a range of V6 and V8 engines, as well as transmissions for a wide range of GM products.

“This new investment in our St. Catharines Powertrain facility will provide us with more options and capability for the future. It’s another example of how GM is living up to its commitments and building solid capability for the future in Canada,” Stephen Carlisle, president and managing director of GM Canada, said.

The company said future St. Catharines production volumes will be determined through market demand and ongoing discussions with Unifor. GM noted it has worked closely with the union and its partners to develop and implement innovative approaches that support the plant’s ongoing focus on delivering leading quality, productivity, cost competitiveness and environmental excellence