General Motors will invest $1 billion in its Warren Technical Center campus, a project it stated would result in approximately 2,600 new jobs that support "future business growth" at that research center in the Detroit metropolitan area. The multiyear project, including new construction, significant renovations of some existing facilities, and expansion of some operations, is underway and work will continue through 2018.
GM’s Warren Technical Center is currently home to more than 19,000 employees.
“This is an investment in our people, our products, and, ultimately, our customers, to make the Tech Center a more advanced, more efficient and more collaborative workplace,” stated Mark Reuss, GM EVP, Global Product Development and Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Developing a new vehicle is a total team effort, and every facet of this project will make us a stronger team.”
Investment highlights include:
• Construction of new design studios
• Construction of a parking deck for design employees
• Rebuilding and renovating some R&D facilities
• Construction of a multi-story IT building adjacent and a new parking deck
• Construction to accommodate additional testing areas
• Office upgrades.
GM previously announced a $139.5 million investment for body shop and stamping facility upgrades at its Warren Pre-Production Operations, part of a $5.4 billion investment in U.S. plants.