Chapel Electric has secured the electrical work on the new GM DMAX plant in Brookville. This $175 million investment is situated on 75 acres in the area of West Campus Boulevard and Collective Way and is the second DMAX facility in the area. Chapel Electric will be installing substations, bus duct, cable trays, LED lighting, fire alarms, security and building automation, along with power and controls for tooling equipment.
The 251,000 square foot Brookville Plant will house equipment for the machining of blocks and heads that go into the 6.6 liter diesel Duramax engine. The new plant will send machined engine components to the original DMAX plant in Moraine. From there, the finished diesel engines will go to a GM assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, where the DMAX engines will be built into the all-new family of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD pickups.
Chapel’s project team includes Tom Cope (Project Manager), Steve Crawford (General Foreman), TIm Prewitt (On-Site Safety Director), Tom Fink (Foreman), Bart Anspaugh (Foreman), Josh Roark (Foreman) and Cody Vencill (Tooling Foreman). This team is supported by an outstanding group of journeymen and apprentices.
Completion is expected in early 2021 with the potential for future expansion. The plant will create more than 100 manufacturing jobs.