INGERSOLL, ON, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The CAW is applauding the
announcement by General Motors this morning to invest $250 million in
its CAMI facility, in Ingersoll, Ontario.
The new investment will be used to turn CAMI into a flexible
manufacturing facility that can produce multiple architectures and body
"This is excellent news for the Canadian auto industry, workers and the
community that greatly depends on this manufacturing facility," said
CAW National President Ken Lewenza. "New investment in infrastructure
is difficult to obtain in today's economic climate. This success can be
directly attributed to the quality work of CAW members at CAMI."
The expansion and transformation of the current body shop, as well as
new tooling is needed to support a future new product program,
according to General Motors.
"Workers at CAMI have demonstrated many times over that this unionized
facility is incredibly productive and competitive within the Canadian,
and indeed North American auto industry," said CAW Local 88 President
Dan Borthwick, representing workers at the CAMI facility.
"Investment in infrastructure will mean greater job security for those
working at the facility and the thousands of other workers whose
livelihoods depend on it," Borthwick said.
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
please contact CAW Communications Shannon Devine (cell) 416-302-1699, John McClyment (cell) 416-315-3202 or CAW Local 88 President Dan Borthwick (cell) 519-532-4179