Tonawanda Engine

Tonawanda Engine is a General Motors engine factory in Buffalo, New York. The plant consists of three facilities totaling 3.1 million square feet (290,000 m2) and sits upon 190 acres (77 ha).

Tonawanda Engine
Formation1938
PurposeProduction of engines for GM
Location
  • 2995 River Road
    Buffalo, New York
Coordinates42°57′54″N 78°54′37″W / 42.965°N 78.910278°W / 42.965; -78.910278Coordinates: 42°57′54″N 78°54′37″W / 42.965°N 78.910278°W / 42.965; -78.910278
Region served
Worldwide
Parent organization
General Motors
Staff
1735 [1]

HistoryEdit

The campus houses three different engine plants. Plant #1, located at 2995 River Road in Buffalo, was built in 1938; Plant #4, located at 2390 Kenmore Avenue, was built in 1941; and Plant #5, located at 240 Vulcan Street, was built in 2001.[2]

InvestmentsEdit

  • 2010 $425 million for the next Generation Ecotec 2.0:/2.5L
  • 2010 $400 million for a new V8 small block engine

ProductsEdit

Total engines produced since 1938 – 70,967,249

Product ApplicationsEdit

AwardsEdit

  • Ward's Best Engines 2014 - 6.2L LT1 Small Block GenV[3]
  • Ward's Best Engines 2013 - 2.0L Turbo Ecotec GenII[4]
  • Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce Green Globe Award for being a leader in Green Manufacturing, 2013
  • EPA ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry Recipient, 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation from WNY Chapter 77 Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter

Employee informationEdit

  • Hourly: 1,498
  • Salary: 237
  • Union Local: UAW Local 774

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tonawanda Engine Plant, GM News". GM Media. June 27, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  2. ^ https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/company_info/facilities/powertrain/tonawanda.html
  3. ^ http://wardsauto.com/ward039s-10-best-engines/2014-winner-general-motors-62l-lt1-ohv-di-v-8
  4. ^ http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/gm-20l-turbocharged-i-4

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