Flooded-out GM workers returning to Tech Center in Warren

Melissa Burden
The Detroit News

General Motors Co. said late Sunday that it expects the remaining 2,500 workers who have been displaced following the Aug. 11 flooding to return to work Monday at its Tech Center in Warren.

The Detroit automaker said it is reopening GM’s Design Center, Design East studios, Engineering Center and Research and Development buildings in Warren on Monday after restoration efforts. The company said those buildings house 2,500 salaried and hourly GM employees and that all 19,000 employees and contractors who work at the Tech Center will be back on the job.

GM had closed many buildings at its Tech Center campus following flooding that filled basements and tunnels connecting facilities. The company closed the Tech Center on Aug. 12. Some workers returned that day, within the week or last week.

Many employees worked from home or other sites during the cleanup. About 200 UAW Local 160 members who do design fabrication work on prototype vehicles in the Design Center and other employees who work in the Research and Development building were on temporary layoff.


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