UPDATE: GM expected to invest $90 million in Indiana plant

August 22, 2016

General Motors says it will spend about $90 million to update equipment at an Indiana factory that supplies many of the company's assembly plants.

GM officials announced the project for its Marion Metal Center on Monday. Officials say the new equipment will start being installed this year. The factory, which was founded in 1956, has more than 1,400 workers.

GM said the project will improve the Marion factory's production capability and flexibility.

The company didn't announce any additional jobs for the factory, but Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh said the investment demonstrates GM's confidence in the community.

The Marion plant supplies stampings and sheet metal assembly for cars, vans, trucks and SUVs to GM assembly plants throughout North America.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered GM up to $100,000 in training grants based on the company's plans. Grant County has approved additional incentives at the request of Grant County Economic Growth Council.


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