755 employees at the DMAX plant in Moraine, Ohio just celebrated the build of the 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine.

Announced in 1998 as a joint venture between between General Motors and Isuzu, the plant churned out its first engine in the summer of 2000. Since then DMAX made Duramax diesels have found their way into HD versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra plus several Navistar commercial-grade trucks and marine applications. Gale Banks even uses DMAX sourced engines for his Frankenstein diesel dragsters.

"When we started this project, who would have expected we would achieve 2 million engines? I do recognize that although we made 2 million engines, it could not be achieved without the support of all employees." said Shinichi Suzuki, CEO and COO for DMAX, Ltd. "The most important thing is not that the 2 million engines have been manufactured, but that they have been sold by the effort of the entire team."

Currently employees are building the new 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel which has been reworked for more horsepower and torque - 445 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 910 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm.