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GM Canada investing $250M in Ontario assembly plant

Keywords: Tags  General Motors, capital investment, Ingersoll, Kevin Williams, Ken Lewenza, Canadian Auto Workers, Ken Lewenza, flexible manufacturing tooling

CHICAGO — General Motors of Canada Ltd. will invest $250 million to install flexible body shop equipment and tooling in its CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.

Conversion of the CAMI assembly plant to a flexible manufacturing facility will allow the automaker to lower costs while building a greater variety of products on multiple platforms, president and managing director Kevin Williams.

Construction is expected to begin in the coming weeks, the automaker said.

The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union welcomed the announcement. "This is excellent news for the Canadian auto industry, workers and the community that greatly depends on this manufacturing facility," CAW national president Ken Lewenza said in a statement. "New investment in infrastructure is difficult to obtain in today’s economic climate. This success can be directly attributed to the quality work of our members."

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