ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 16, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley will join U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, GM executives, and leaders of the UAW for the groundbreaking of a new facility at GM’s Powertrain Baltimore, making GM the first U.S. automaker to develop and manufacture electric motors for plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles.
In January 2010, GM announced that it would build a manufacturing facility at the existing White Marsh plant to manufacture its Global Rear Wheel Drive motors for GM electric cars. Through an innovative public-private partnership, the new facility is expected to create approximately 190 jobs.
Tomorrow, Governor O’Malley will participate in the groundbreaking of the new facility, making White Marsh home to America’s first electric motor manufacturing facility owned by a major automaker.
WHAT: Governor O’Malley to participate in groundbreaking of America’s first electric motor manufacturing plan owned by a major U.S. automaker
WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: GM Powertrain Baltimore
10301 Philadelphia Road
White Marsh, MD 21162