General Motors to invest $6 million in Rochester plant

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General Motors will invest $334 million in new machinery at its Tonawanda, Lockport, and Rochester plants to produce future engine and powertrain announcements.

At an announcement with Governor Cuomo on Wednesday, the company said $5.9 million will be invested into the Rochester plant for future powertrain components.

Lockport will receive $31.9 million for cooling components and Tonawanda will spend $295.9 million on future engine production.

The project will support 67 new jobs in Tonawanda and retain 1,194 positions at all three plants.

Empire State Development will provide up to $7 million in capital grants and Excelsior Tax Credits in return for job and investment commitments.

“For generations, General Motors has been an important economic engine in New York, providing world-class products to the global market and good-paying jobs to New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “By reinforcing our important partnership with GM, we are not only helping to grow its operations, but building on its legacy in New York. This is another example of our commitment to creating opportunity for the local economy by ensuring good-paying manufacturing jobs stay at home, and I look forward to seeing the next generation of automotive technology produced right here in New York.”

The projects are expected to be complete in December 2018.

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