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Massive expansion plan for the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, MI, includes new facilities for design, and R&D, plus 2,600 new jobs in addition to the 19,000 who already work there.

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With a massive number of recalled vehicles and several trips to Capitol Hill, the news out of General Motors hasn't been entirely rosy this year. But the company has been bestowed with one big reason to smile: The GM Warren Tech Center has been chosen by the US Department of the Interior and National Park Service to be a National Historic Landmark. The complex was originally opened on on May 16, 1956 with a ceremony by President Dwight Eisenhower.

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General Motors is proud of its battery lab in Warren, MI, where a lot of work was done to bring the lithium-ion Chevy Volt pack to life. The crazy (and crazy expensive) Voltec development rush from years past may be over, but the lab is still cranking out technology for GM's electrified vehicle programs. In fact, GM announced today a massive expansion as it gets ready for the Cadillac ELR, the next-gen Volt and other, unnamed vehicles (something along the lines of the cancelled Voltec CUV, perha

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General Motors has confirmed it will cut 100 research and development positions at its Warren, Michigan, Technical Center and will close another R&D lab in Bangalore, India.

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Last week, a fire broke out at the General Motors Technical Center battery research lab in Warren, Michigan. General Motors has since said the fire was caused by a battery that was being tested under "extreme stress." Engineers were trying to get the pack to fail, which it did, but not to ignite, which it also did when gases leaked out and somehow caught fire.

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Last week, a fire broke out at the General Motors Technical Center battery research lab in Warren, Michigan. General Motors has since said the fire was caused by a battery that was being tested under "extreme stress." Engineers were trying to get the pack to fail, which it did, but not to ignite, which it also did when gases leaked out and somehow caught fire.

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Early reports are filtering in this morning of an explosion at a General Motors Technical Center battery research lab in Warren, Michigan. According to The Detroit News, a battery exploded injuring one or two people.

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Early reports are filtering in this morning of an explosion at a General Motors Technical Center battery research lab in Warren, Michigan. According to The Detroit News, a battery exploded injuring one or two people.

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Rapid prototyping is the process of turning math and chemistry into a physical item. Well, that is our extremely dumbed-down explanation, because the real explanation is soaring hundreds of feet over our heads. Still, it's a process that is used rather extensively in the automotive industry because it allows engineers and product development teams to quickly produce a part from scratch, and then see how it would fit on an actual car.

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