General Motors Corp. says it will spend a combined $660 million to build a new engine plant in Tonawanda, NY, and upgrade an existing foundry in Defiance, OH, to make aluminum blocks. The investment reportedly is for GM's inline 6-cyl. engine, which will be used in the automaker's forthcoming midsize sport/utility vehicles (SUVs) and other products. Construction on the 711,000-sq.-ft. plant in Tonawanda, where GM's current manufacturing complex makes 4-, 6- and 8-cyl. engines and employs ...

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