General Motors has announced a $44.5 million expansion for the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant to build a 400,000 square-foot Logistics Operations Center, which will create 200 new jobs. The purpose of the new building is to sequence and assemble parts to make manufacturing more flexible at the site. It is where GM currently builds the lithe Cadillac ATS, as well as the outgoing CTS family. Soon, the plant will birth the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS, and eventually, the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. GM fronted $88 million and $38 million, respectively, to build these Alpha-platform vehicles.
“This project is the latest example of how we’re doing business differently in GM today,” said Christine Sitek, GM North America manufacturing manager. “We’ve developed an innovative material strategy that increases efficiency and improves quality to benefit our customers, employees and the bottom line.”