ABRACADABRA: GM Pouring Billions Into Detroit Assembly Plant, Providing 2200 Jobs

Written by Wes Walker on January 28, 2020

GM’s newest and most advanced assembly plant will be setting up shop in Detroit, and bringing new jobs with it.

Trump and Obama are two very different presidents who work some very different magic.

Obama announced, when he won the Presidential primary, that this was the day the Earth began to heal and the waters began to recede. This will come as welcome news to one Greta Thunberg, who has yet to get that memo.

Trump, on the other hand, works a very different sort of magic.

AFter years of Obama telling us we needed to get used to the fact that manufacturing jobs had gone the way of the buggy-whip, Trump said he would bring the jobs back.

Obama mocked him, asking what kind of a magic wand he would use to accomplish that. That’s why every time we see stories like this one about manufacturing jobs coming back, the mocking reply is ‘abracadabra’.

Trump negotiated trade, leveraged tariffs, cut taxes, and reduced red tape. Just like he said it would. And the results were precisely the sort he had promised us.

Now that GM and their Union have hammered out their differences, they are charting their new path forward together.

General Motors is investing $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant to make it a state-of-the-art facility building electric and self-driving cars.

The automaker said Monday the plant will provide 2,200 jobs as it shifts to become the company’s first all-electric vehicle plant.

Detroit-Hamtramck will start production of an all-electric pickup in late 2021, then build the Cruise Origin, an all-electric self-driving car.

“This will be General Motors’ most technically advanced assembly plant,” GM President Mark Reuss said in a news conference at the facility. “That’s really amazing.”
Source: DetroitFreePress