General Motors

Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

GM Factory ZERO Grand Opening Event Marks Automaker's Growth in EV

GM Factory ZERO Grand Opening Event Marks Automaker's Growth in EV Factory ZERO reflects the significance of this assembly advancing GM’s zero-crashes, zero-emissions and zero-congestion future. (Jeffrey Sauger/General Motors)

General Motors will host the grand opening of Factory Zero in Detroit-Hamtramck next month to start building new electric vehicles, the automaker said Oct. 27.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
October 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

GM, Ford Halt Some Production as Chip Shortage Worsens

GM Idles Truck Plants Again on Chip Shortage After August Sales Slump GM will be closing several plants due to chip shortages. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

DETROIT — The global shortage of computer chips is getting worse, forcing automakers to temporarily close factories including those that build popular pickup trucks..

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
September 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Looks for Location for Second US Battery Factory

GM Construction at the first battery facility in Lordstown, Ohio. (Roger Mastroianni for General Motors)

General Motors is looking for a site to build a second U.S. battery factory with joint venture partner LG Chem of Korea.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 4, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment

Ford Ends Ventilator Production After Making 50,000

Making ventilators at Ford factory Ford Motor Co. assemblyman Malcolm Brumwell puts together a ventilator at the automaker's Ford Rawsonville plant May 13, 2020, in Ypsilanti, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Ford is ending production of ventilators and returning the factory where they were built to full-time auto-parts output after completing delivering 50,000 ventilators to the government.

August 31, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Army Corps to Hold Hearing on Proposed Battery Plant at Lordstown, Ohio

Lordstown plant Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News

Plans to build a $2.3 billion electric battery assembly plant near General Motors Corp.’s shuttered automobile plant in Lordstown, Ohio, will be reviewed during a March 12 public hearing in Lordstown.

Joe Napsha | Tribune Review (Pittsburgh)
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

GM Recalls Pickups for Second Time on Software Glitch

A row of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks sit at a dealership in Colorado in July 2019. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, GM's most popular U.S. vehicle, is included in this recall. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

General Motors is recalling about 162,000 full-size pickup trucks worldwide for a second time because of faulty brake control software that was installed in a recall from last year.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise to Unveil Its First Autonomous Vehicle

GM's Cruise will unveil its first autonomous truck today. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The vehicle Cruise has been developing along with GM is a purpose-built electric, autonomous model designed to be more spacious and passenger-friendly than a conventional, human-driven car.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 21, 2020
Business, Equipment

General Motors Workers Ratify Contract, 40-Day Strike to End

UAW member votes on GM contract General Motors workers enter and exit a polling station. A new contract was ratified, ending a strike that began Sept. 16. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via Associated Press

ROMULUS, Mich. — Striking General Motors factory workers will put down their picket signs after approving a new contract that will end a 40-day strike that paralyzed the company’s U.S. production.

October 25, 2019
Business, Logistics

GM Losing Patience With UAW Over Nearly Monthlong Strike

General Motors General Motors CEO Mary Barra (Bryan Mitchell/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co.’s chief labor negotiator suggested the United Auto Workers is dragging its feet in responding to the automaker’s latest contract offer in a show of frustration with a strike that’s lumbering toward the one-month mark.

October 11, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

GM Factory Hands Making 40% Less Than Their Coworkers

General Motors Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News

The future of temps has been among the major impasses contributing to the United Auto Workers union’s strike against GM, now in its 25th day.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2019