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Sen. Wozniak applauds GM investment at Michigan plants

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Doug Wozniak applauded an announcement from General Motors on Tuesday that it would make its largest single investment in company history to overhaul an assembly plant in Orion Township and establish a new battery plant in Delta Township, as well as make investments at two additional Michigan plants.

“Michigan is the heart and soul of the automotive industry, and General Motors’ announcement today that it will invest over $7 billion to in part overhaul its Orion Township assembly plant for production of new electric vehicles and battery assembly and establish a new battery-making plant in Delta Township will help drive the company, our state and its hardworking people toward an electrified future,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township.

“This announcement from GM is exactly the kind of investment I had in mind when I voted for legislation this past December to make our state more competitive and attractive to manufacturers and job providers, and it is wonderful to see such a positive result so quickly. This is a great example of the good that can be accomplished when lawmakers set aside partisan differences to come together as Michiganders to forge a brighter future for our state.

“I thank GM for its continued support and belief in Michigan and am excited for what the impact of the many thousands of jobs will have in our state and our region for decades to come.”

According to GM, the company’s single largest investment will convert the Orion Township assembly plant to produce electric vehicles and create a battery assembly line within the facility and establish a new facility near Lansing in partnership with LG Energy Solution, via the companies’ Ultium Cells joint venture, to create battery cells.

“This investment will be of great benefit to the economy, as those employed in construction and material supply spend those dollars throughout the state,” Wozniak said.