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GM to invest $300 million in Orion plant to build EVs and AVs

New electric vehicle will be built on same platform as the Bolt

New electric vehicle will be built on same platform as the Bolt.

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Mysterious white powder discovered at GM Orion Assembly

Parts of the factory were closed off for two days, a worker said.

One worker reported seeing drug-sniffing dogs and men in hazardous material suits investigating the areas the powder was found in.

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Buick to kill Verano as early as 2017

Once again, crossovers are to blame.

Despite being the second best-selling sedan in its lineup, Buick could kill the Verano as early as 2017, according to sources within the company.

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Chevy Bolt gets rolling in pre-production video

Thunder stolen?

Chevy takes a bite of Tesla's sandwich, shows a pre-production version of the Bolt EV on the assembly line in Michigan.

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GM laying off 500 workers to slow Chevy Sonic production

General Motors is laying off a shift of 500 workers at its Orion Township plant to trim production of the slow-selling Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano.

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GM pouring $245M into Orion plant for unspecified new model

General Motors has announced a $245-million investment to prepare its Orion Assembly plant for another new model line to join the Chevy Sonic, Buick Verano, and Chevy Bolt.

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GM cutting Chevy Sonic, Buick Verano production by more than 20%

General Motors is announcing further cuts in production of the Chevy Sonic and Buick Verano at the Orion Assembly plant. Sales of both vehicles are down through May 2015. The plant is also laying off about 100 workers in phases starting in July.

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GM cutting production at two plants

General Motors is scheduling downtime at its Orion Assembly and Oshawa factories to adjust the supply of several models. This is at least the third planned idling at Orion this year.

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Chevy Bolt 200-mile EV going into production near Detroit

Potential Game-Changing 50-State Electric Vehicle Coming Soon

GM says it will build the 200-mile all-electric Bolt in Detroit, but doesn't say when production will start.

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GM cutting Chevy Sonic, Buick Verano production [UPDATE]

GM will be shutting down its Orion, MI factory for seven weeks, starting February 16, as it attempts to move over 35,000 unsold vehicles built last year.

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GM's Orion Assembly goes solar with 350-kilowatt array

Nothing like a hot Michigan summer to power a few homes.

Landfill gas to power 40% of GM's Orion Assembly Plant

When production of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano kicks off this fall, 40 percent of the energy that powers General Motors' Orion Assembly Plant will come from methane captured from a nearby landfill site. This use of the landfill gas will re

Journalists visiting GM find out firsthand that building a car ain't easy

Over the years, we've heard of the supposed vast riches of the United Auto Worker. When accounting for health care and legacy costs, the typical UAW floor-sweeper earns over $70 per hour. The hard truth, however, is that even the tenured line worker receives less than half that amount in their paycheck before taxes, and about 20 percent of the UAW workforce makes only $14 per hour.

UAW protests... itself?

A group of union members are reportedly unhappy about the two-tier wage system that the United Auto Workers agreed to for the General Motors Orion Township plant. According to the Detroit Free Press, around 100 current and retired union workers from three states descended on the UAW's Detroit headquarters to protest the move on Saturday.

New Chevrolet Aveo begins production... in Korea

Chevrolet Aveo – Click above for high-res image galery

GM invests $145M at Orion plant to build Buick Verano, Chevy Aveo

Buick Excelle GT (Verano) – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Buick Verano to join Chevy Aveo production at GM's Orion plant

Chinese Market Buick Excelle – Click above for high-res image gallery