DMAX worker Stephanie Flowers helps assemble the Duramax diesel heavy-duty truck engine — the product of the DMAX plant. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

DMAX rolls 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine off assembly line

Moraine-based DMAX has built its 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine.

Since 2000, employees at the DMAX truck engine plant made 2 million engines and have won multiple awards. The company said employees have helped build a reputation for impressive power and durability.

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“When we started this project, who would have expected we would achieve 2 million engines? I do recognize that although we made 2 million engines, it could not be achieved without the support of all employee,” said Shinichi Suzuki, president and CEO of DMAX. “The most important thing is not that the 2 million engines have been manufactured, but that they have been sold by the effort of the entire team.”

DMAX has grown its employment in the past few years and currently employs 554 hourly union workers and 114 salaried employees. That’s a total of 668 workers.

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The plant received $82 million in investments for productivity improvements in 2015, and $60 million in investments for emissions improvements in 2014. Employees are currently building the redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel. This next-generation engine offers more horsepower and torque than ever, according to a company statement.

General Motors is 60 percent owner of the Moraine DMAX plant.


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