Saginaw Metal Casting Operations (SMCO)

Revised:2014-01-02

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Location:

1629 N. Washington Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan. United States

Year Opened:

1919

Facility Size:

1.9 million square feet on 490 acres


Employee Information

Hourly:

371

Salaried:

105

Total:

476

Union Local:

UAW Local 668; IAM Lodge 2839


Facility Details

Four technically advanced aluminum casting processes: green sand, lost foam, precision sand.

General Motors Saginaw Metal Casting Operations has been a proud part of the Saginaw economy since 1918, providing jobs and community support for more than 90 years. It is located one mile west of I-75 (exit 151).

Investments

Recent Major Investments:

  • Green sand aluminum – heads: 752,000
  • Lost foam – heads: 333,700
  • Precision sand – blocks: 117,500 

Products & Production

Products

  • Aluminum engine blocks and cylinder heads
  • 2.2L/2.4L L850 I4 blocks
  • 5.3L/6.0L Gen IV V-8 blocks and heads
  • 5.3L/6.2L Gen IV V-8 block pre-machine

2012 CY Production Total

2.3 million castings

Processes

Three technically advanced aluminum casting processes are used at SMCO:  green sand, lost foam and precision sand.  SMCO is General Motors’ largest aluminum casting facility.

Economic Impact

Wages:             $ 58.3 million
Payroll Taxes:    $ 11.6 million

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