BRIEF: DMAX hits production milestone
Nov 16, 2012 (Menafn - Dayton Daily News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --The DMAX plant in Moraine is celebrating the production of its 1,500,000th Duramax engine, DMAX co-owner General Motors said Friday.
DMAX Ltd is a joint venture of GM and Isuzu Motors Ltd., with GM as the 60-percent owner of the Dryden Road operation. The site is GM's last significant operation in the Dayton area, after the 2008 closure of its SUV assembly plant, also in Moraine.
The heavy-duty DMAX diesel truck engine is found in the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickups. GM rates the engine at a segment-leading 397 horsepower at 3,000 rpm and 765 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm. The engine is also available in the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans.
"Our Duramax diesel is one of the best in the industry," Betty Wessel, DMAX chief financial officer, said in a statement from GM.
"This is a significant achievement for our facility and our employees here at DMAX," said DMAX Chief Executive Maho Mitsuya."We're committed to building quality into every engine -- whether it's our first or our 1,500,000th."
The 584,000 square foot DMAX plant has 517 employees. It was built in the late 1990s.
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