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 one shift, on a five-day production week, 8-hour 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).
- 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 recycles about 70 thousand wood pallets and 609 tons of cardboard annually.
- 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.
- December 16, 2013 - General Motors will invest $121 million in its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant to build a new Logistics Optimization Center that will create about 50 new jobs. Detroit-Hamtramck’s new logistics center will add about 450,000-square feet of total space and house various materials. The center is part of GM’s initiative to lower material costs and improve logistics.
With today’s announcement, GM’s total investment in Detroit-Hamtramck is $647 million over the last five years.
Project details: LOC facts
- The new logistics center will save money and improve efficiency by leveraging available plant real estate and streamlining the flow of materials. It will reduce transportation and contribute to improved quality by reducing handling.
- The project will save GM about $5 million next year.
- Construction is scheduled to be complete by early fall 2014.
Plant Manager Quote: “GM is committed to Detroit long-term, and this latest investment highlights that commitment with a fresh way of doing business aimed at improving plant efficiencies and supports our team to build quality in-station.”
- Doneen McDowell, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant manager
- $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)