GM Plans To Invest $6 million In Parma Plant
General Motors Co. plans to invest more than $6 million in the Parma metal stamping plant. The Parma investment will be used to construct four new metal assembly cells to support increased truck production of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. “GM continues to invest to strengthen our core business and respond to growing customer demand for our full-size pickups,” said Phil Kienle, GM vice president of North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations. He added that the company's investment reflects its confidence in the Parma plant. "This is great news for our GM stamping plant, UAW Local 1005 employees and plant management. GM is one of largest employers in Parma. This investment shows the hard work that is being done at the plant and its continued long-term growth," Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter said.
The Parma Metal Center processes more than 800 tons of steel per day. It services and supports about 35 customers, including the majority of GM North America's vehicles. The plant has more than 750 total dies and is capable of producing up to 100 million parts per year. The manufacturing processes include small, medium and large transfer press lines, high-speed progressive presses and a cut-to-length shear, as well as GM North America’s largest multi-cell resistance and laser welding metal assembly operation. Parma employs about 1,000 employees.
Carolyn J. Kovach
Director of Communications, City of Parma, Mayor's Office