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GM investing $280 million in Oshawa plant

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GM's investment in its Oshawa Assembly plant is the latest in a series of financial commitments to Canadian vehicle assembly and parts production plants by automakers. PHOTO courtesy General Motors.

General Motors will invest $280 million in its Oshawa assembly plant to produce what the company is calling “the next generation” of full-sized internal combustion engine pickup trucks.

General Motors says the Oshawa plant, which it had shut down in 2019 and reopened two years later, is now critical to meeting demand for its trucks.

The Oshawa Assembly plant is GM’s only truck plant capable of producing the heavy-duty Silverado HD and light-duty Silverado 1500 on the same production line.

GM had invested more than $1.2 billion to reopen production at the plant in 2021. Since the reopening, the plant has increased production to three shifts, and brought on fifty per cent women in new production hires.

The investment at GM Oshawa Assembly is the latest in a round of financial commitments in Canadian vehicle assembly and parts production plants by the Detroit Three automakers.

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