General Motors is investing $154 million to renovate a plant in New York that will create an estimated 230 more jobs in order to produce electric motor parts.
The money will go toward renovating the building and providing new equipment needed to make the electric motor stator module, a key component for electric vehicles, per the statement.
The facility currently produces radiators, condensers, heater cores, evaporators, HVAC modules, oil coolers and other components needed for production of the company’s trucks and SUVs.
Approximately 230 jobs will be added between 2023 and 2026 as the facility transitions into producing motor components for electric vehicles, according to the company.
“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,” Gerald Johnson, GM executive vice president of global manufacturing and sustainability, said in a statement.
“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,” he added.