General Motors will add more than 1200 new jobs at its Grand River and Delta Township assembly plants to support SUV and new sedan production
An additional 400 employees will be added at the Grand River Assembly plant as a second shift is introduced in general assembly; this is to support the launch of the Cadillac CT4 and CT5. The Delta Township Assembly plant will also add a third shift to support production of the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave, with approximately 800 employees being added. GM says both shift additions will be operational in the second quarter of 2020.
“We are excited to provide these opportunities in Lansing,” said Phil Kienle, vice president, GM North American Manufacturing and Labour 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.”
Last year GM invested $36m investment at the Delta Township facility for future mid-size SUV production, while $175m was invested at Grand River in 2018 to modernise tooling and equipment for the all-new Cadillac CT4 and CT5. Since 2015, GM has invested more than $1 billion into Lansing manufacturing.