General Motors Investing in Toledo, OH, USA Plant-Does this Include More Heat Treating?

According to this press release General Motors will be investing heavily in their Toledo, Ohio, USA propulsion facility-the question for the readers of “The Monty Heat Treat News” will of course be; does this include more heat treating equipment? Currently the Toledo facility has a very impressive vacuum carburizing department which is only a few years old. As mentioned by “The Monty Heat Treat News” just a week ago the GM operation in Ramos, Arizpe, Mexico is in the process of installing VC equipment which certainly signals a trend. So will the auto giant invest in more heat treat equipment? This is a question which we can’t answer at the current time but it is certainly an interesting possibility.

“General Motors Co. (GM) will invest $760 million at its Toledo, Ohio, propulsion manufacturing operations to prepare the facility for production of drive units that will be used in future Ultium-based battery electric trucks, including the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV and GMC Hummer EVs. Toledo Propulsion Systems will be GM’s first U.S. powertrain or propulsion-related manufacturing facility transformed for EV-related production. Once the plant is converted, it will produce GM’s family of EV drive units, which convert electric power from the battery pack to mechanical motion at the wheels. GM’s EV drive units will cover front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive propulsion combinations.”

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