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General Motors General Motors Powertrain (GMPT) designs, engineers and manufactures engines, transmissions, castings and components for GM vehicles and other automotive, marine and industrial original equipment manufacturers. It has operating and coordinating responsibility for GM's powertrain manufacturing plants and engineering centers in North and South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, with global headquarters in Pontiac, Michigan. With its alliance partners that includes Fiat-GM Powertrain joint venture, Fuji Heavy Industries, Isuzu and Suzuki, GM has access to almost 25 percent of the global industry's total powertrain capacity.

The GMPT team, which includes approximately 76,000 members, represents the largest workforce of any GM division. It also ranks among the world's largest automotive suppliers. It currently has operating and coordinating responsibility for 38 manufacturing plants and 11 engineering centers in 13 countries. GMPT employees design, test and produce about five million engines—4-cylinder, 6-cylinder and V8 gasoline and diesel—and five million transmissions—automatic and manual—each year. Transmission facilities are located in Michigan and Ohio, Canada, France, Germany, Austria, Brazil and Mexico. Engine plants are in Michigan, New York and Ohio, Canada, Mexico, England, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Brazil, Argentina and Australia. Casting operations are located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, New York, Mexico, Brazil and Australia. Components plants are in Michigan, Virginia and Canada. 

General Motors Defiance Powertrain employs approximately 1,100 hourly employees in two plants. Built in 1948, Plant 1 produces gray iron block and head castings in a 1,104,938 square foot facility. Plant 2 West, which was built in 1965, pours nodular iron crankshafts and malleable iron transmission parts in a 554,919 square foot facility. Plant 2 East pours aluminum blocks and heads in a 338,619 square foot facility. Aluminum blocks and heads are manufactured through a precision sand process on four mod lines. Customers include Tonawanda Engine, Flint V-6, Flint V-8, St. Catharines Engine, Romulus Engine, Livonia Engine and Toledo Hydromatic.

Rob Egnor

Rob Egnor

Bargaining Unit Chairman: Rob Egnor

First Shift Committeemen: Dan Maynard (A) and Fred Hammersmith (B)

Second Shift Committeeman: Tom Garza   

Third Shift Committeemen: Rick Bush

GM Powertrain
26427 St. Rt. 281 East
P.O. Box 70
Defiance, OH 43512
Telephone: 419.782.7010

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