General Motors has announced that it will add a third shift and over 500 jobs at its Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan to meet forecasted market demand for the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.
Built in 2001, Lansing Grand River is GM’s second-newest assembly plant in the U.S. Outside of the Camaro, the plant also produces the award-winning Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS, as well as their high-performance V Variants – the ATS-V and CTS-V, on a single production line.
The addition of the third shift will increase the facility’s workforce to roughly 2,300 workers when hiring is completed. The third shift is scheduled to begin in the second quarter and hiring is now underway.
“This is the result of the award-winning vehicles Lansing Grand River produces and the confidence GM has in our team to build world-class quality for our customers,” said Lansing Regional Plant Manager Mike Trevorrow.
Having begun shipping to customers in November, the all-new Camaro has earned high praise and accolades, both from customers and from media alike. For instance,e Motor Trend has named the Camaro the 2016 Motor Trend Car of the Year, saying “The Chevrolet Camaro is a better, more entertaining car to drive than a BMW 3 Series.”
“This is an exciting time at LGR. We just added the Chevrolet Camaro to our vehicle line up and now we get to expand the UAW-GM family, which will bring the plant to full capacity”, said UAW Local 652 President Mike Green. “What a great way to start the New Year!”, he added.