General Motors first invested in West Chester in 2000 when the company constructed a 384,000 square foot building at 8752 Jacquemin Drive. For this investment, General Motors received an enterprise zone agreement, which has since expired, according to township officials.
In 2008, General Motors leased additional, separate space at 9287 Meridian Way in West Chester to conduct a completely different aspect of their operations.
GM will have a continued presence in West Chester at 8752 Jacquemin Drive, southwest Ohio’s only GM production facility.
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News broke Oct. 31 that GM will offer some 18,000 North American salaried workers buy-outs. Layoffs appeared to be possible if the company did not see enough buy-out participants.
GM is also a co-owner in the DMAX diesel truck engine plant in Moraine, a plant which has about 800 workers. GM owns 60 percent and Isuzu Diesel Services of America, Inc. owns 40 percent of the DMAX Joint Venture.
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