GM have revealed today that they there is going to be 220 new jobs at the Romulus Powertrain Plant with the new employees building the 10 speed automatic transmission for the Chevrolet ZL1 along with other models in the future.
President Donald Trump paid a visit to Detroit and of course he is pushing for more manufacturing jobs in the US. GM said that they would add or keep 900 jobs in Michigan. Many of the 900 jobs are going to be retained, however there is going to be 220 new ones available.
The Romulus Powertrain Plant is where GM is going to build the 10 speed automatic transmission that is going in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and future vehicles from GM.
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro will be the first of the vehicles to come with the new 10 speed transmission, at the moment it is used in the low volume ZL1 but GM have plans to include it in a bigger selection of their vehicles in the future, so demand is going to be higher.
GM also announced two other manpower moves and this is retaining the current positions at the Lansing Delta Plant. The plant had announced they were dropping the third shift when production of the GMC Acadia moves to Spring Hills in Tennessee. However so that the newest Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse can be built, 500 jobs that had been in jeopardy have now been saved. 180 workers at the Lansing plant are going to be moved to the Flint Assembly Plant and they will build the GMC Sierra HD truck and the Chevrolet Silverado HD.