Pontiac Metal Center


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220 E. Columbia Ave
Pontiac, Michigan. 48340 United States

Year Opened:


Facility Size:

1.25 million sq. ft.

Employee Information







Union Local:

UAW Local 653

Facility Details

The plant began production in 1926 as part of the Oakland Motor Car Company and became part of the Pontiac Motor Division in 1932. During General Motor's 1984 reorganization, the facility was assigned to Chevrolet - Pontiac - Canada Group. In 1987, C-P-C Pontiac assembly operations were suspended and responsibility for the pressed metal and engine operations were combined in one plant that became known as Pontiac Manufacturing Operations. In 1992, responsibilities for these operations were assigned to the Cadillac/Luxury Car Division. The facility became part of the Metal Center organization in 1994 when the GM Metal Fabricating Division was formed. The plant employs 491 people. Hourly employees are represented by UAW Local 653.

GM State Economic Impact

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


  • 2014: $40 million – announced for new dies to support Orion Assembly’s future vehicle program
  • 2011: Announced a $30 million investment in tooling and equipment to enhance the plant's manufacturing capabilities

Products & Production

Product Applications:

  • Chevrolet: Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Traverse, Express, Impala, Colorado, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban and Corvette
  • Buick: Verano and Enclave
  • GMC: Acadia, Sierra, Savana, Yukon and Canyon
  • Cadillac: Escalade, XTS, ATS and CTS
  • Service Parts


  • 2014, 2013 and 2010: Energy Star Challenge Performance for Industry Award[CB1]. Pontiac Metal Center is one of only three GM plants worldwide to achieve this three times
  • 2011: Achieved landfill-free status (December 2011)

Community Involvement

  • 2014: Actively involved in fundraising events, including: St Jude’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish, March of Dimes, UNCF, Big Brother/Big Sister, Veteran’s Gate Collection, Angel Tree Christmas, and Breast Cancer.  Fundraising totaling over $14,000.  Environmental activities: Adopt-A-Road, Earth Day, Career Day, and River Monitoring.
  • 2013: Actively involved in fundraising events, including:St. Jude’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation, March of Dimes and Angel Tree
  • 2012 - 2013: Actively involved in environmental initiatives within the local community, including: Adopt-A-Road, Earth Day activities, and river monitoring events with local schools
  • 2010: Local fundraising efforts to support of the United Negro College Fund
  • 2009: Charitable contributions to local charitable causes surpassing $3,300
  • 2009: Participation in A World in Motion program
  • 2008: Employees taught math and science skills to Owen Elementary 4th and 5th graders through A World in Motionprogram.

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