General Motors Consolidating Powertrain Operations

GM is adding roughly 400 jobs to its suburban campus in Pontiac, a suburb of Detroit, in an effort to speed development in the next phase of its propulsion development. 

The move will consolidate work currently being done at four locations outside the Pontiac location.

“These moves will help our entire powertrain team work more effectively across the organization to develop the powertrain technologies we need to build the world’s best vehicles for our customers around the world,” said Sam Winegarden, GM vice president of global engine engineering.

At the 450,000 square-foot facility, which GM says is one of the largest in the world, projects will include electric motor engineering development and performance engineering by mid-2015. The facility will accommodate a wealth of projects including heavy-duty transmission, power electronics, hybrid and battery electric drive unit development work.

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