Detroit-Hamtramck

Revised:2016-02-02

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Location:

2500 East Grand Blvd
Detroit, Michigan. 48211 United States

Year Opened:

1985

Facility Size:

4.1 million


Employee Information

Hourly:

1,400

Salaried:

200

Total:

1,600

Union Local:

UAW Local 22


Facility Details

Plant Background: 
Detroit-Hamtramck (D-HAM) is among General Motors’ most complex Manufacturing Assembly facilities in North America building five vehicles on one production line. It is GM’s only plant located in Detroit with a total footprint that spans into two cities - Detroit and Hamtramck. Detroit-Hamtramck is the epicenter of electric vehicle production producing all of GM’s extended-range electric vehicles.

The first vehicle produced at D-HAM for sale – a Cadillac Eldorado – came off the end of the line at 12:05 p.m. on February 4th, 1985. Since then, more than four million cars have been built

The plant currently operates on one shift, on a five- day week, 8-hour day schedule.

Plant Green Initiatives:

  • Detroit-Hamtramck is the home to a 16.5-acre wildlife habitat conservation area that has received recognition and certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC).    
  • A 30kW solar carport located in the visitor’s parking lot has the capability of simultaneously charging up to 10 electric vehicles.
  • The plant recycles about 70 thousand wood pallets and 609 tons of cardboard annually.
  • In partnership with a local utility company, the plant houses Michigan’s largest ground-mount solar array generating 516kW. It is 6.06 acres in size and capable of providing 10 percent of the fixed demand for the plant.    

Products

  • Cadillac CT6
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Chevrolet Malibu                                                                     
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Cadillac ELR

Recent Major Investments

  • $336 million for the Chevrolet Volt / Opel Ampera (12/09)
  • $121 million for the Chevrolet Malibu (4/10)
  • $69 million for the Chevrolet Impala (5/11)
  • $121 million for Logistics Center (12/13)
  • $384 million for the next generation Chevrolet Volt, all-new Cadillac CT6 and more (4/14)

Vehicle Build History

  • 1986-2000 MY Cadillac Eldorado
  • 1986-2004 MY Cadillac Seville
  • 1987-1993 MY Cadillac Allante
  • 1988-1993 MY Buick Riviera
  • 1988-1991 MY Oldsmobile Toronado/Toronado Trofeo
  • 1994-2005 MY Cadillac Deville
  • 2000-2005 MY Buick LeSabre
  • 2004-2005 MY Pontiac Bonneville
  • 2006-2011 MY Buick Lucerne
  • 2006-2011 MY Cadillac DTS
  • 2011-present MY Chevrolet Volt
  • 2012-2015 MY Opel Ampera
  • 2012-2015 MY Vauxhall Ampera
  • 2013-2015 MY Holden Volt
  • 2013-present MY Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2013-present MY Cadillac ELR
  • 2014-present MY Chevrolet Impala

Recent Plant Awards

  • Named a 2014 Michigan Environmental Leader by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for outstanding, voluntary environmental stewardship.
  • The plant is one of several GM facilities to earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry the last two years (2013 and 2014).
  • For the second consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) named Detroit-Hamtramck a 2014 Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program Award recipient for improving environmental awareness and the quality of life in the community.
  • Michigan Clean Corporate Citizen Award four years running (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) for exemplary environmental performance and stewardship.

Economic Impact (2014)

  • Wages: $107 million
  • Payroll Taxes: $20 million

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