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Facility produces 1 millionth 1.4-liter engine

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Engine Operations recently built its 1 millionth 1.4-liter turbo engine, which is used in the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze and Sonic. Employees celebrated the milestone by signing the 1 millionth engine, which will be on display at Flint Engine. Engine Operations recently built its 1 millionth 1.4-liter turbo engine, which is used in the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze and Sonic. Employees celebrated the milestone by signing the 1 millionth engine, which will be on display at Flint Engine.
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Flint Engine Operations has reached a big milestone, its 1 millionth 1.4-liter engine.

The facility, which opened in 2002, started producing the engines in 2011 for the Volt, Cruze and Sonic.

 “Attaining 1 million engines produced is always an important milestone,” said Terri Burden, Flint Engine plant manager. “But this is particularly special because it comes as we prepare to launch an engine that will be a key part of GM’s global engine program for many years to come.”

The facility is currently in the middle of a $200-million upgrade that will see 1.4-liter engine production end this week and the new Ecotec small gas engine production start by year’s end.

“One million engines! Our Local 599 members are proud of this accomplishment, as we built a superior quality 1.4-liter engine that has been a success for our customers, as was our tremendous 3800 engine,” said Dave Aiken, UAW Local 599 chairman. “As we launch the Ecotec small gas engine our team is ready and able to build an engine that will also prove to be a leader in quality and performance for many years to come.”

Throughout the transition, Flint Engine will continue to produce the 3.6-liter engine for the Chevrolet Colorado and Traverse, GMC Canyon and Acadia and Buick Enclave. 

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