DETROIT A second engine plant will be added to Global Engine Manufacturing Alliances plant in Dundee, Mich., company officials said Tuesday.
Global Engine, a joint venture between DaimlerChrysler AG, Hyundai Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., will invest $323 million in the expansion.
The 450,000-square-foot addition will double capacity in Dundee to about 860,000 engines a year, says Chrysler group spokesman Daniel Bodene.
Global Engine will build a family of fuel-efficient and low-emission aluminum four-cylinder engines in Dundee. The engines will be installed in Chrysler group and Mitsubishi vehicles, Bodene says.
The second plant is expected to add 250 jobs at the joint venture. As many as 50 additional Tier 1 supplier positions also will be created by 2009.
The first Dundee plant is scheduled to begin production next year. The second will start in 2006.
The state of Michigan awarded Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance single business tax credits worth about $21.6 million, in addition to $400,000 in job training grants.