In the summer of 2011, General Motors announced an upcoming 47 million dollar investment in their Defiance, Ohio facility to increase component production for its fuel efficient Ecotec 1.4 liter engines, and the next generation of small block car, and truck engines.
IPS was contracted directly with General Motors to install the new process mains for the project and engineer the process mains for installation and routing purposes. IPS installed the chilled water, hot water, compressed air, waste oil, natural gas and non-potable water.
The investment at the GM Defiance Plant has provided the components needed for the growing demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles such as the Chevrolet Cruze, Volt, and the all new Sonic. This has reduced pollutant emissions, and in some GM vehicles, deliver up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway, and have a cruising range of more than 500 miles.