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General Motors announces 1.2 billion dollar expansion in Michigan


FLINT (WKZO) -- General Motors announced this week that it's expanding in Michigan. GM North America President Mark Reuss says that the expansion at three facilities in the state will help keep America's auto industry strong, and mean higher quality and more fuel efficiency.

Company leaders were joined by Governor Rick Snyder Monday in Flint to reveal that GM is investing 600 million dollars in its plant there, almost 500 million in its Romulus plant, and 120 million in its Hamtramck facility. In Flint, the upgrades will be partly for a new paint shop. In Rolumus, the company will be adding a new ten speed transmission facility, and in Hamtramck, it's launching what it calls a logistics optimization center.

The total investment announced Monday was one point two billion dollars. GM hasn't said exactly how many jobs it will create. The upgrade work is expected to begin next year.