CELEBRATING 75 YEARS: The General Motors Tonawanda Engine Plant celebrated its 75th Anniversary in August and is nearing production of its 71 millionth engine since 1938. GM has invested $2.3 billion in the site in the past 10 years and has nearly 2,000 employees. During the celebration, Assemblyman Schimminger, Julie Riling, Gail Floros, both from the American Cancer Society, and plant manager Steve Finch discussed the production demands from two new engine lines worth a combined $825 million.