GM Defiance to fill nearly 200 jobs

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GM Defiance to fill nearly 200 jobs

13abc – Hundreds of millions of dollars of investment are coming to GM Powertrain in Defiance.

The automaker committed $115 million today for Powertrain to make its newest aluminum engine block. The project will require almost 200 workers, although most of the jobs will be transferred. Ohio's Department of Development gave GM roughly $16 million in grants and incentives as part of the Defiance investment.

Ohio lawmakers praised today's announcement. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland said, "this investment will have a lasting impact on the Defiance community and northwest Ohio, putting people to work and keeping Ohio's auto manufacturing strong."

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