Planning new jobs, GM pays nearly $3M for 75 local acres. See where

Local records show that General Motors has purchased land in Brookville for a planned manufacturing plant.

Records identify General Motors LLC as the buyer of nearly 75 acres in Brookville and Clay Twp. JRC LLC is the seller, and the transaction was dated Wednesday.

RELATEDGM eyes $175 million Dayton-area engine plant with 100+ new jobs

Sale price: $2,981,600, records show.

The Dayton Daily News was first to report and confirm that GM hopes to build a new $175 million plant on a farm in Brookville.

The new GM facility would complement production of Duramax diesel truck engines in Moraine. The new plant would not build complete new diesel engines, GM spokesman Dan Flores has told the Dayton Daily News. Instead, it would machine engine blocks and heads to supply the DMAX plant in Moraine, which builds finished engines.

“If we do go forward with that project, it would be for the machining of blocks and heads, and those parts would be sent over to DMAX for more engines. That’s ultimately how we get more engine production,” Flores said in September.

The land in question is northeast of the intersection of West Campus Boulevard and Collective Way, near the now-closed Payless Shoe/Collective Brands distribution center.

More than 100 new jobs are possible at the Brookville facility, with the DMAX plant remaining open, GM has said.

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