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GM to build global data center in Warren, Mich., as part of $2 billion U.S. investment

General Motors will invest $130 million to build a global data center at its Technical Center campus in Warren, Mich. The renovation and construction is under way and is set to be completed in 2015.

The modular design of GM's Enterprise Data Center, at the Technical Center campus in Warren, Mich., enables future expansion. General Motors

General Motors today announced it will invest $130 million to build an enterprise data center at its Technical Center campus in Warren, Mich. The investment is part of the $2 billion GM has designated for U.S. plant expansions and renovations.

GM's plans include a state-of-the-art Information Technology (IT) Operations and Command Center that will consolidate the company's IT infrastructure and reduce operating costs. The energy-efficient center will cut energy use by 40 percent. The automaker will also renovate a former administrative building on the same business campus, it said in a release.

The Warren expansion and renovations will be complete in 2015. The company will add 25 high-tech jobs.

"This new facility and other GM data centers around the world support the tools the company needs to design, build, and sell the world's best vehicles through digital applications enabling all business functions," said Terry Kline, GM vice president and chief information officer.