General Motors will announce Tuesday that it will add 1,600 jobs as part of a $890 million upgrade of five plants in North America, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The automaker will invest $658 million to overhaul plants in Michigan, New York, Ohio and Indiana. It will also invest $235 million to upgrade a facility in Canada.
GM is upgrading the plants to manufacture a next-generation engine for full-size pickups. The automaker will officially unveil the plan and provide additional details later Tuesday.