PARMA, Ohio — General Motors Co. announced on Friday it will invest $18 million in its Parma Metal Center to upgrade the plant’s press systems and prepare it for future product program opportunities, according to a news release from GM.
The investment couples with the expanded production of stamped parts and the deployment of laser cell welding technology at the facility.
“These press system improvements will strengthen Parma’s portfolio of precision sheet metal stampings and assemblies for multiple GM product programs,” said plant director Mark Pervine in a news release. “This comes as a direct result of joint teamwork with UAW Local 1005 leadership and will help support our business as well as our community.”
The Parma Metal Center employs more than 1,100 people and the hour workforce is represented by UAW Local 1005.
GM Parma Metal Center has been a fixture in Parma since 1948. On a daily basis, the plant processes 500 tons of steel per day. It supports approximately 40 customers including the majority of General Motors North America-produced vehicles.