Performance Build Center in Wixom

Revised:2016-03-30

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Location:

30240 Oak Creek Drive
Wixom, Michigan. 48393-2430 United States

Year Opened:

2004

Facility Size:

100,000 sq. ft.


Employee Information

Hourly:

18

Salaried:

11

Total:

29

Union Local:

UAW Local 653


Facility Details

The plant began building engines in 2005 for the 2006 model year.  The products at that time were the 7.0L LS7 for the Corvette Z06 and the 4.4L Supercharged Northstar (LC3) for the STSV and XLRV.  The LS7 launched with 505 horsepower and the LC3 with 469 horsepower in the STSV and 443 horsepower in the XLRV.  The LC3 was discontinued after the 2009 model year due to market conditions.

The PBC currently builds the 6.2L LS3 V8 for the Grand Sport Coupe manual version, the 7.0L LS7 V8 for the Z06 and the 6.2L Supercharged LS9 for the Corvette ZR1.

GM Powertrain Wixom Performance Build Center employs 29 people.  Hourly employees are represented by UAW Local 653. The plant produces high performance engines for specialized, high-image powertrains for General Motors' premier vehicles.  3,376 engines were produced in the 2011 calendar year.

Recent Investments

2004 - $10 million to produce hand-built high-performance engines

Products & Production

Products & 2011 CY Volume:

  • 6.2L V8 Grand Sport Engine LS3Dry Sump (2011 CY produced:  1,841)
  • 7.0L V8 ZO6 Engine LS7 (2011 CY produced:  1,099)
  • 6.2L V8 Supercharged Engine LS9 (2011 CY produced 436)

Product Applications: Chevrolet Corvette

 

 

GM State Economic Impact

  • State Wages: $5,016,686,082.71
  • Income Tax: $202,769,725.11

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