August 7, 2015- GM Canada today announced a C$13 million investment in its St. Catharines Powertrain facility to enable the plant to produce more variants of the 3.6L V6 engine currently being built at the plant. Future St. Catharines production volumes will be determined through market demand and ongoing discussions with Unifor. Stephen Carlisle, president and managing director of General Motors of Canada said, “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.”
The GM 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. GM has worked closely with its Unifor partners to develop and implement innovative approaches that support the plant’s ongoing focus on delivering leading quality, productivity, cost competitiveness and environmental excellence. Examples include:
- Joint GM / Unifor productivity and quality initiatives based upon team-based problem-solving, ensuring first-time quality and reducing maintenance material expenses.
- Collaborative supplier relations that enable highly efficient delivery of parts to support plant operations.
- Teamwork that leverages lessons learned, engineering expertise and a keen focus on supplier quality to meet and exceed product launch plans
- Collaboration on a range of programs to deliver environmental excellence including achievement of landfill free status and other initiatives to reduce energy use and greenhouse gases.