Detroit-Hamtramck

Revised:2014-04-02

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Location:

2500 East Grand Blvd
Detroit, Michigan. 48211 United States

Year Opened:

1985

Facility Size:

3.6 million


Employee Information

Hourly:

1,436

Salaried:

183

Total:

1,619

Union Local:

UAW Local 22


Facility Details

Plant Background: 

Detroit-Hamtramck (DHAM) is located in the cities of Detroit and Hamtramck.  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 3 million vehicles have been builtThe plant currently operates one shift, on a five-day production week, 8-hour schedule.

Plant Green Initiatives:

  • Detroit-Hamtramck is the proud 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 Chevrolet Volts and Opel Ampera electric vehicles.
  • The plant recycles about 70 thousand wood pallets and 609 tons of cardboard annually.
  • In partnership with a local utility company a 516kW solar array, 6.06 acres in size is located in a former section of an employee parking lot that is capable of providing 10% of the fixed demand for the plant.

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)

Products & Production (Model Years)

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

Awards

  • 2012 Strategic Vision Total Quality Award  (Top Midsize Car) – Chevrolet Volt
  • 2012 JD Power APEAL Award – Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 JD Power APEAL Award – Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 North America Car of the Year – Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 World Green Car – Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Motor Trend - Car of the Year – Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 AUTOMOBILE Magazine  - Car of the Year – Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Recipient of Michigan Clean Corporate Citizen Award for exemplary environmental performance and stewardship
  • 2011 J.D. Power VDS Segment Leaders – Lucerne and DTS
  • 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick – Chevrolet Volt
  • 2010 Green Car of the Year – Green Car Journal – Chevrolet Volt
  • 2010 Car and Driver 10Best – Chevrolet Volt
  • 2010 Popular Mechanics Top Ten “Technical Innovation” – Chevrolet Volt
  • 2010 USREA (US Renewable Energy Association) Game Changer Award

Economic Impact (2013)

  • Wages: $117 million
  • Payroll Taxes: $19 million

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