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GM investing $100M in Rochester plant

General Motors Corp. is investing $100 million to manufacture fuel-injection technology at its Rochester plant in upstate New York, securing hundreds of existing jobs and creating 30 new ones.

The automaker said Tuesday that the factory, which employs around 800 people, got the project over a sister plant in the Midwest.

“This announcement means jobs, jobs and more jobs for the Rochester area,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY. “With help from all Americans, GM has turned things around and they deserve enormous credit for their smart decision to invest heavily in Rochester, Buffalo, Tonawanda and throughout New York.”

The energy-efficient Spark Ignition Direct Injection technology will be made at the plant for GM’s 2013-model Gen-V truck engines, which are built in Tonawanda near Buffalo.

New York state awarded GM a $3 million capital grant and $1.8 million in jobs-program benefits toward the deal.

The Rochester plant specializes in engine management systems and related products.

“America’s investment in GM was the right decision because now GM is investing in our communities and I’m delighted to see new jobs coming to Western New York because of it,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport.