GM to invest $69 million in Michigan plant

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Posted: May 25, 2011 1:02 PM

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to invest $69 million and add about 2,500 jobs at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build the next-generation Chevrolet Impala large sedan and other cars, the company said.

The plant will also build the new Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan alongside the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera electric cars.

GM North America President Mark Reuss announced the investment at the plant on Wednesday.

The investment is part of a previously announced plan by GM to invest $2 billion in 17 U.S. plants. Among the investments announced already have been $109 million at two Michigan plants and $131 million at a Kentucky plant to build a new version of the Corvette sports car.

(Reporting by Ben Klayman, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)