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General Motors has announced plans to invest nearly $154 million in its Western New York Lockport Components plant. The investment will be used to renovate the facility and purchase and install new machinery and equipment used in the production of electric motor components.

Electric motors will be used in a variety of GM’s future Ultium Platform-based electric trucks and SUVs.

Facility renovations will begin immediately.

GM currently estimates Lockport Components will add approximately 230 positions between 2023 and 2026.

Actual staffing plans will be finalised closer to the start of production as the facility transitions to support EV motor component production.

Lockport Components was founded in 1910 as the Harrison Radiator Company for the purpose of designing, manufacturing, and selling automotive radiators and components.

Gerald Johnson, GM executive vice president of Global Manufacturing and Sustainability, says: “GM’s investment in Lockport Components reaffirms our commitment to manufacturing in Western New York and our confidence in this team. They will build a crucial module in our electric motor assembly for our future electric trucks and SUVs. This is an excellent example of how we are bringing our workforce along on the journey to an all-electric future while we scale our EV production capacity and maintain a flow of parts for our current vehicles.”

General Motors’ $154 Million Western New York Lockport Compone

General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands.

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