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Now that ground has been broken, officials hope GM's electric motor facility will be up and running in time to launch model year 2013 motors.
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Now that ground has been broken, officials hope GM's electric motor facility will be up and running in time to launch model year 2013 motors.

Speeches have been made and the ceremonial dirt has been shoveled now, all in honor of the new, electric motor facility at General Motors' Baltimore Operation in White Marsh. GM broke ground on the facility Tuesday.

Officials hope to produce model year 2013 motors, which means 190 new employees should be hired and trained next year.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu says encouraging green manufacturing such as this is incredibly important.

"Going forward, we want to see these things not only invented in America; we want to see them built in America," Chu says. "And it's that combination of invented in the U.S., built in the U.S., and sold worldwide that's going to be the heart of our future.”

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley says his state is uniquely positioned to do that.

“Because of the highly skilled nature of our workforce, because of our workforce development programs and also because of our tax structure which treats manufacturing more favorably than in surrounding states," he says.

O'Malley stressed because there's a growing demand for green manufacturing, it's a victory for Maryland to secure the electric motor facility and the jobs that come with it.

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