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Factory Powertrain St. Catharines celebrated the start of production of the new 6-speed transmission

General Motors of Canada today celebrated the recent successful start of production on the chain of the new box has six-speed front wheel drive has its factory Powertrain St. Catharines. This new chain was achieved through the investment of $ 245 million announced in June 2010, which preserve approximately 300 jobs.

"General Motors of Canada is committed to making the company profitable and sustainable business for the future" to declare Kevin Williams, president and general director of GM of Canada. "The start of production on the new chain gearbox is an integral part of our success to the solid foundation for the future as we continue our focus is to design, build and sell the best vehicles worldwide. "

"Grace has a disciplined approach and the constant emphasis placed on execution, the team of St. Catharines has effectively implemented to ensure an early production succeeded and high quality of the new box FWD a six-speed 'to specify Carolyne Watts, director of the factory Powertrain St. Catharines.

"The new investment and product mandates such as the box has six speeds testify to the quality of the workforce in St. Catharines," added Terry White, president of Local 199 of the union section of the Canadian Auto Workers automotive.

In addition, General Motors recently announced that it will invest $ 8.8 million factory Powertrain St. Catharines to prepare the plant for production of the new generation of boxes FWD has six speeds. This investment will start installing the equipment this summer in preparation for the beginning of future production. Over the last 10 years, GM has invested $ 1.7 billion plant Powertrain St. Catharines. 

The box has six speeds produced in St. Catharines offers customers a variety of benefits including improved energy efficiency and performance of vehicles. The plant supplies in gearboxes assembly plant CAMI Ingersoll and Oshawa assembly plant for the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Buick Regal. The new gearbox is inspired design proven Hydra-Matic 6T40 boxes and current GM 6T45 that are widely recognized for their sophistication, their sustainability and energy efficiency by more than one million customers worldwide.

Source: General Motors of Canada

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