Detroit-Hamtramck (DHAM) is located in the cities of Detroit and Hamtramck. The first vehicle produced at DHAM for sale – a Cadillac Eldorado – came off the end of the line at 12:05 p.m. on February 4th, 1985. Since then, more than 3 million vehicles have been built. The plant currently operates on one shift, on a four day (Mon. – Thurs.) week, 10-hour day schedule.
Plant Green Initiatives:
- Detroit-Hamtramck is the proud home to a 16.5-acre wildlife habitat conservation area that has received recognition and certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC).
- In 2010, additional green based renovations have occurred, including a walkway to the visitors lobby that features less concrete utilizing a lightning bolt design that is trimmed by a new rain garden that filters rain water from the walkway.
- A 30kW solar carport located in the visitor’s parking lot has the capability of simultaneously charging up to 10 Chevrolet Volts and Opel Ampera electric vehicles.
- The plant recycled more than 70 thousand wood pallets and 609 tons of cardboard in 2011.
- In partnership with a local utility company a 516kW solar array, 6.06 acres in size is located in a former section of an employee parking lot that is capable of providing 10% of the fixed demand for the plant.
- $336 million for the Chevrolet Volt / Opel Ampera (12/09)
- $121 million for the Chevrolet Malibu (4/10)
- $69 million for the Chevrolet Impala (5/11)