General Motors Consolidating Powertrain Operations

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

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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Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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