The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for The Regional Municipality of Durham:
“Today’s announcement on bringing even more jobs and prominence to the Oshawa Assembly Plant is welcome news for the residents and families of Oshawa and across Durham Region.
I am thrilled to say that, as part of a $2 billion investment, General Motors (GM) will be adding a third shift to the Oshawa plant, bringing the number of new jobs created at the plant since reopening to more than 2,600. Oshawa will also become GM’s only plant to produce both heavy-duty and light-duty pickup trucks.
It is only fitting that the announcement took place at the Technical Centre’s (CTC) McLaughlin Advanced Technology Track in Oshawa. Durham Region’s automotive sector has been at the forefront of innovation for over a century, continuously revolutionizing with advanced new solutions.
With this significant investment, GM has made it clear they intend to grow and maintain their position as a key player in advanced mobility in Ontario.
This strengthens Durham Region’s already longstanding excellence in automotive manufacturing and energy innovation and will help usher in the next generation of motion. Such as developing a path forward towards electric and autonomous mobility.
We look forward to seeing the positive economic impacts that this major investment will have on Durham Region in the years to come.”