Tonawanda Engine Plant


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2995 River Rd
Buffalo, New York. 14207 United States

Year Opened:

Plant #1 – 1938; Plant #4 – 1941; Plant #5 – 2001

Facility Size:

Approximately 3.1 million square feet of floor space – 190 acres

Employee Information







Union Local:

UAW Local 774

Facility Details

About Tonawanda Engine: Tonawanda Engine currently produces the Ecotec 2.0L Turbo (Wards Top 10 List Winner) and 2.5L (4-cyl.) engines for the Chevrolet Malibu and Impala, the Buick Regal and the Cadillac ATS and CTS. The plant recently launched an all-new family of engines – EcoTec3 4.3L V6, 5.3L V8 and 6.2L V8 engines, for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickup Trucks, and most recently announced Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs. The plant is also the exclusive provider of the standard 6.2L LT1 V8 engine for the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The Corvette and the Silverado are the 2014 Car and Truck of the Year Award Winners.

GM Powertrain Tonawanda Engine Plant #1
2995 River Road, Buffalo, New York 14207

GM Powertrain Tonawanda Engine Plant #5
240 Vulcan Road, Buffalo, NY  14207

GM Powertrain Tonawanda Engine Plant #4
2390 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14207


General Motors has awarded Tonawanda Engine two new product lines in 2010

  • $425 million for the next Generation Ecotec 2.0:/2.5L
  • $400 million for a new V8 small block engine

Including the above 2010 announcements, GM has invested $2.3 billion into Tonawanda Engine over the past decade

Products & Production


  • Ecotec 2.0L Turbo/2.5L – 2014 Chevrolet Malibu & Impala, Buick Regal & Cadillac ATS & CTS
  • EcoTec3 4.3L V6, 5.3L V8 & 6.2L V8 – 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickup Trucks and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe & Suburban, Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon SUVs
  • 6.2L LT1 V8 for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2013 CY Production Total:

  • Engines produced in 2013 – 364,362
  • Total engines produced since 1938 – 71,331,611


  • 2013-Winner of the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce Green Globe Award for being a leader in Green Manufacturing
  • 2011 EPA ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry Recipient
  • WNY Chapter 77 Vietnam Veteran’s of American Chapter – Certificate of Appreciation

Community Involvement

2013 Economic Impact:                   
Wages: $143.2 million
Payroll Taxes: $29.3 million

GM Foundation Grants - $60,000 to five local charities

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