Bay City Powertrain


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1001 Woodside Ave
Bay City, MI. 48708 United States

Year Opened:

1892 as National Cycle Manufacturing Company

Facility Size:

975,000 sq. ft.

Employee Information







Union Local:

UAW Local 362

Facility Details

Bay City plant employees produce engine and transmission components incorporating the latest technology and improved product quality for General Motors. This facility has a rich history in the community. The plant is located approximately 90 miles North of Detroit on I-75 (exit 162A).


Bay City Powertrain produces engine and transmission components that are used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.  The plant originally opened in 1892 as National Cycle Manufacturing Company and produced a new bicycle to replace old high-wheeled types.  In 1916, William Durant and Louis Chevrolet bought the plant and the plant was added to the General Motors portfolio in 1918.


GM has invested $269.4 million in the plant since 2010.

Investments include:

  • $10 million (2010) – camshafts and connecting rods – Chevy Volt program
  • $32 million (2010) – next generation small block engine
  • $20 million (2010) – produce camshafts for the next generation Ecotec engine
  • $12.7 million (2010) – support engine production for the Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Cruze and a new Chevrolet small car
  • $25 million (2011) – connecting rods and camshafts for 1.4-liter engine capacity increase
  • $31.7 million (2013) – produce components for a new V6 engine and components for the small Ecotec gasoline engine
  • $118 million (2016) – production of future high efficiency engine components
  • $20 million (2017)-  to support production of cam rough machining operations for future engine programs.

Products & Production

  • Piston Pins
  • Connecting Rods
  • Camshafts
  • Oil Pumps
  • Balance Shafts

The plant produces engine and transmission components used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.


  • Wildlife Habitat Council Certification
  • QNPM Phase III Recertification
  • ISO 14001 certified since 1999

GM State Economic Impact

  • State Wages: $5,016,686,082.71
  • Income Tax: $202,769,725.11

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