GM Will Convert Oshawa Plant into Partsmaking Facility

May 08, 2019 at 4:25 PM

General Motors Co. and Canadian union Unifor have reached a deal that will convert GM’s assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., into a components factory and site for testing autonomous vehicles.

The carmaker also has agreed to spend some C$170 million ($126 million) to help reconfigure the facility from assembly to stamping and subassembly work. The pact is expected to preserve about 300 union jobs.

GM announced in November it would shut down the Oshawa plant in December. The facility employs about 2,500 people.

Oshawa makes Cadillac XTS sedans and Chevrolet Impala large sedans and performs final assembly work on Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra large pickup trucks. GM is phasing out all four models.