Detroit-Hamtramck

Revised:2015-03-20

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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:

1,436

Salaried:

183

Total:

1,619

Union Local:

UAW Local 22


Facility Details

Plant Background: 

Detroit-Hamtramck (DHAM) is General Motors most complex Manufacturing Assembly facility and the only plant in North America building multiple cars representing three brands 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 DHAM 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 builtThe 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

  • Chevrolet Volt  
  • Opel Ampera
  • 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-present MY Opel Ampera
  • 2012-present MY Vauxhall Ampera
  • 2013-present MY Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2013-present MY Holden Volt
  • 2014-present MY Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac ELR

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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