DETROIT (AP) – General Motors has announced a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs.READ MORE: US Launches Mass Expulsion Of Haitian Migrants Who Crossed Into Texas Illegally
The investment is part of the normal process of equipping factories to build new models, and it’s been planned for months.
“As the U.S. manufacturing base increases its competitiveness, we are able to further increase our investment, resulting in more jobs for America and better results for our owners,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “The U.S. is our home market and we are committed to growth that is good for our employees, dealers, and suppliers and supports our continued effort to drive shareholder value.”READ MORE: Chargers Finally Get Fans At SoFi, But Many Cheer For Dallas
President-elect Donald Trump has attacked GM and other automakers for building vehicles in Mexico and shipping them to the U.S.
Trump has threatened to tax GM for importing the compact Chevrolet Cruze. While GM builds hatchback Cruzes in Mexico, most Cruze sales are Ohio-built sedans.MORE NEWS: Power Lines Electrocute 1 Of 2 Pilots Ejected From Military Training Jet That Crashed
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