MORAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – Wednesday’s announcement from GM about investments in jobs and money throughout Ohio still leaves some unknowns about the impact for the Miami Valley.
In a now confirmed tweet, President Trump said General Motors would invest $700 million in Ohio and bring 450 jobs to manufacturing plants in Parma, Toledo and Moraine.
At this point, GM has not disclosed how the money and jobs will be divided among the three communities.
“However with regard to the employment, most of those 450 jobs are headed to the Toledo transmission plant,” Dan Flores, a spokesperson with GM, told 2 News.
In Moraine, the DMAX plant will expand diesel engine production for GM trucks and SUVs going on sale later this year.
“From a business standpoint, we continue to invest in parts of the business that have growth opportunities for the company,” Flores said.
That growth opportunity is in heavier vehicles according to Flores.
Despite large layoffs in the past, GM said the move is a sign of its committment to manufacturing in the U.S.
“We’ve had to make some difficult yet necessary decisions that unfortunaltey have had some impact for communties across the country,” Flores said.
While GM says they’ve created more than 2,000 jobs nationwide in 2019 alone, at this point, there is no telling if the investments and jobs are here to stay.