New thermal component to be used in future GM vehicle
General Motors Co. GMCH Lockport Operations announced it has secured new business to supply several powertrain thermal components for an “important” future General Motors high-volume vehicle. A press release stated, “The additional work strengthens Lockport’s portfolio of precision components that includes radiators, condensers, heater cores and oil coolers.”
“This is another positive step for the plant, and comes as a result of joint teamwork with UAW Local 686 leadership that will help support our business as well as our community,” said Ken Johnson, GM Lockport Operations director.
Mike Branch, UAW Local 686 chairman, added, “This is a nice win for our employees as well as Lockport and Western New York.”
GMCH Lockport was founded in 1910 as the Harrison Radiator Co., for the purpose of designing, manufacturing and selling automotive radiators and components. The company flourished into a lean manufacturing site that produces a wide compliment of powertrain cooling and HVAC components and systems. The site currently provides components for General Motors vehicles such as the GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado and the all-new mid-engine Corvette.
Specific timing and product details of the new business will be announced at a future date.
Lockport Operations employs more than 1,400 people. UAW Local 686 represents the hourly workforce.