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General Motors plant in Tonawanda to receive $6.7 million upgrade

Earlier this month, 30 part-time employees there were moved to full-time positions.

TONAWANDA, N.Y. — General Motors just announced it's going to give the plant in Tonawanda a $6.7 million upgrade, in part so it can better produce full-size truck V-8 engines.

The news comes after 30 part-time employees there were moved to full-time earlier this month.

Nationwide, more than 1,350 temporary workers at 14 GM facilities in the United States will get full-time positions before the end of March, the company said earlier this week.

The workers will start at $21 to $24 per hour depending on their seniority. They'll get improved health care benefits, company 401(k) contributions and annual profit-sharing checks. Eventually they'll reach the top wage for a full-time production worker of $32.32 per hour.

The manufacturing plants and other sites are in Michigan, Indiana, New York, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky.

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