General Motors Corporation proceeded with the project to install new process equipment for the TTO GF9 Transmission Program at the Toledo Plant. Installation of all equipment pertaining to the TTO GF9 Gears, Prismatics and Assembly departments – and retooling of existing GF6 equipment in Prismatics. IPS performed fabrication and installation of all process utility piping systems; including compressed air, chilled water, coolants, automatic transmission fluid, deionized water and industrial waste.
The biggest challenge was safely working on a congested site while maintaining schedule. Through adherence to GM safety policy, toolbox talks and regular safety audits, IPS and the other contractors involved worked 250,000 man-hours completing the project without an OSHA recordable or lost-time incident. TTO will now be able to manufacture the GF9 transmission in addition to the GF6, 6-speed RWD and 8-speed RWD transmissions already in production.