Toledo Transmission

Revised:2016-11-15

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Location:

1455 West Alexis Road
Toledo, Ohio. 43612 United States

Year Opened:

1916

Facility Size:

2 million square feet; 151 acres


Employee Information

Hourly:

1,774

Salaried:

197

Total:

1,971

Union Local:

UAW Local 14


Facility Details

Toledo Transmission Operations was founded in Toledo in 1916.  Plant employees produced truck transfer cases and transmissions for four- and six-wheel-drive military trucks throughout World War II.  Today, team members proudly manufacture and assemble GM’s six-speed and eight-speed rear-wheel-drive and six-speed front-wheel-drive transmissions that are used in a variety of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.  Historically, the plant has a long-standing reputation of quality, productivity and performance.  Hourly employees are represented by UAW Local 14. 

Year Opened

General Motors began operations in Toledo, Ohio, in 1916; the Chevrolet Motor Division directed original operations. GM purchased the current property in 1956 and, after halting operations at the Central Avenue site, opened for business in 1957.

Investments

GM has invested or will invest more than $1 billion in the plant since 2011.

Investments include:

  • $204 million (2011) – 8-speed transmission program
  • $83 million (2011) – 6-speed transmission enhancement
  • $55.7 million (2013) – increased capacity and tooling for all-new 8-speed and existing 6-speed transmission programs
  • $30.6 million (2013) – increased 6-speed capacity and tooling
  • $667.6 million (2016) – future product programs

Products & Production

Products:  

  • Hydra-matic 6L50/80/90 Rear-Wheel-Drive 6-Speed
  • Global Front-Wheel-Drive 6-Speed Gen1, Gen2
  • GF6Gen3/ RWD 8-Speed

Plant Size: 2 million square feet; 151 acres

Facilities:

  • RWD6 Transmission Facility
  • GF6 Transmission Facility

Awards

  • 2012:  Silver level award for encouraging environmental excellence from the Ohio EPA
  • 2013:  Energy Star Challenge for Industry award from the EPA
  • 2014:  MVP2 Award (Most Valuable Pollution Prevention) from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
  • 2014:  ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification (since 2000)
  • 2014:  Built-In Quality Level IV Award (GM Internal)

GM State Economic Impact

  • State Wages: $715,453,660.04
  • Income Tax: $25,197,357.09

Economic Impact:

  • Dec. 16, 2013 investment announcement will create or retain 127 jobs

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