DETROIT -- General Motors Co. will call back 470 laid-off workers to build its next-generation Ecotec four-cylinder engine at its plant in Tonawanda, N.Y.
GM will spend $425 million to renovate the factory near Buffalo and add new machines, the automaker said today in a statement.
In addition, GM will call back 80 workers and spend $59 million at its plant in Defiance, Ohio, which will make precision sand-cast blocks for the Ecotec. GM also will call back 15 workers to make connecting rods at its factory in Bay City, Mich., spending $10.5 million there.
Spokeswoman Kim Carpenter declined to give a production date for the engines.