GM Expands in Michigan, Adding 1,200 Jobs at Lansing Plants
General Motors is expanding its operations at its Lansing, Michigan plants with the addition of 1,200 new jobs for the production of crossovers and Cadillac cars.
Lansing Grand River Assembly will add a second shift in the General Assembly department, resulting in the plant adding almost 400 employees to support the launch of the Cadillac CT4 and CT5.
Meanwhile, Lansing Delta Township Assembly will add a third shift to support production of its popular Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. Approximately 800 employees will be added.
Both shift additions will be fully implemented in the second quarter of this year.
“We are excited to provide these opportunities in Lansing,” said Phil Kienle, vice president, GM North American Manufacturing and Labor Relations. “Our team members have proven experience in building high-quality vehicles and are well-prepared to meet the needs of our customers. This is great news for our manufacturing sites as well as the Lansing community.”
GM has injected over USD 1 billion (PHP 50.86 billion) into its Lansing facilities since 2015. This investment includes a USD 36 million (PHP 1.83 billion) infusion into Lansing Delta Township last year to prepare the plant for mid-size SUV production.
Two years ago, the American car maker has also invested USD 175 million (PHP 8.9 billion) into Lansing Grand River to update tooling and equipment for the building of the all-new Cadillac CT4 and CT5.
Lansing Delta Township Assembly has produced over three million vehicles since it opened in 2006. The plant is GM’s newest plant in the United States, blending the best practices and newest technology into one facility. In existence for over 110 years, LDT has become a community partner and the first manufacturing facility to be a Gold Certified Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
General Motors' Lansing Grand River Assembly is GM’s second-newest U.S. assembly plant. It’s where the Chevrolet Camaro as well as the Cadillac CT5 and CT4 family of vehicles and their V-series performance versions are made on a single production line.
Worries have sprouted about the iconic American car brand after shutting down in Russia, and pulling out of the Australia, New Zealand and Thai car markets.
However, according to CEO Mary Barra, all of its moves have been designed to reduce or sever its money-losing ventures and focus more on those that are generating profit for the company.