Romulus Engine employs nearly 800 people. Hourly employees are represented by UAW Local 163. The plant produces a variety of V6 and V8 engines that power GM's portfolio. Romulus-built engines are also used for marine and industrial applications. Over 477,000 engines were produced in the 2012 calendar year. Historically, the plant has a long-standing reputation of quality, productivity and performance.
- December 16, 2013 - GM will invest $343.4 million a for new 10-speed transmission program and $150 million for a capacity increase of an all-new, previously-announced V6 engine at Romulus Powertrain Operations.
Project details: Since 2009, GM has invested more than $880 million in Romulus Powertrain Operations for the all-new V6 engine and 10-speed transmission programs. The 10-speed automatic transmission will contribute to improved fuel economy and performance. Details about this program and the new V6 program will be announced later.
Plant Manager Quote: “This investment signifies a commitment to the men and women of Romulus Powertrain Operations and reflects their dedication to building the best the engines and transmissions in the world. With the support of this team, including the leadership of UAW Local 163, we have been able to secure over $880 million in investments since 2009.”
- Clark Freeman, Romulus plant manager