While we had previously reported that a $37 million investment into General Motors’ Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant, an official press release revealed that the expansion would actually accrue a larger total cost of around $63 million.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra cited the expansion as one of several impending investments to be made within the state of Michigan, a list of projects that cumulatively totals around $300 million.
The plant will add about 263,000 square feet of space, or 53,000 more than previously estimated. The official press release is boasting that 28,000 square feet will be added for general assembly, while a huge 181,000 square feet are being added to the body shop, “for the newest generation of robotics and lean flexible tooling.” There is some speculation that this will allow for another model to be assembled at the plant, beyond the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave.
The release also cites a planned 54,000 square foot addition to the paint shop, reportedly allowing for the application of more corrosion-resistant coatings.
The Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant is most notable for its relatively young age, having been built in 2006, as well as its accomplishment being the first Gold Certified LEED automotive assembly plant in the world.