TONAWANDA, N.Y.—General Motors plans to invest a combined $552 million at three operations in New York and one in Ohio, the auto maker said Dec. 14. The bulk of the investment, $333.7 million, is going toward three plants in New York.
Tonawanda Engine near Buffalo will get $295.9 million for equipment for future engine production, creating 67 new jobs and retaining 857.
A component facility in Lockport, N.Y., will get $31.86 million for future cooling components and another component facility in Rochester, N.Y., will get $5.9 million for future powertrain components. Lockport retains 320 jobs, while Rochester retains 20.
The projects are expected to be complete in December 2018.
New York's Empire State Development is providing up to $7 million in capital grants and tax credits in return of job and investment commitments to move the projects forward, according to a statement from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.
In Ohio, Parma Metal Center will get $218 million for new presses, dies and sub-assemblies, GM said, retaining 140 jobs.
"The UAW's negotiations with GM to reinvest in the Tonawanda, Rochester, Lockport and Parma plants have paid off not only for our members but also for those communities," said Cindy Estrada, the UAW's GM vice president, in a statement.