Pontiac Metal Center


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

Year Opened:


Facility Size:

1.2 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 345 people.  Hourly employees are represented by UAW Local 653.


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 and Corvette
  • Buick - Verano and Enclave
  • GMC - Acadia
  • Cadillac - XTS and ATS
  • Service Parts



  • 2012:  Actively involved in environmental initiatives within the local community, including:  Adopt-A-Road, Earth Day activities, and river monitoring events with local schools
  • 2011:  Achieved land-fill free status (December 2011)
  • 2010:  Local fundraising efforts to support of the United Negro College Fund
  • 2008-09:  Employees taught math and science skills to local elementary school children through A World in Motion program.

Community Involvement

Economic Impact:                   
Wages:  $36.5 million
Payroll Taxes:  $7.1 million

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