Made in MD: Cardin Caps Earth Month with Visit to Highly Green General Motors Production Facility
WHITE MARSH, Md. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) this week took his “Made in Maryland” jobs tour to the General Motors Baltimore Operations facility, GM’s exclusive producer of electric motors and drivetrains, which strives to be a highly green and environmentally friendly plant. Senator Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, met with company leaders, plant managers and representatives of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), before touring the more than one-half million square foot facility.
“Anyone who thinks Maryland manufacturing is a thing of the past or that innovation only occurs elsewhere needs to visit GM’s Baltimore Operations facility to be proven wrong,” said Senator Cardin. “Here you’ll see scores of employees dedicated to building next-generation electric drivetrains and transmissions, and a plant itself that has been designed with an eye toward sustainability. I’m proud to mark the end of Earth Month by visiting this prime example of what my “Made in Maryland” tour stands for – craftsmanship, innovation and determination.”
The GM Baltimore Operations facility is LEED-Silver rated, landfill-free and recycles 90 percent of its waste, with the rest going to waste energy. The campus is powered in part by a 1.23 megawatt rooftop solar array, and a certified wildlife habitat resides on plant property to promote Maryland native flora and fauna.
More info on the GM Baltimore Operations Facility is available here.
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