The General Motors Lansing Grand River assembly reached a milestone in the process of adding a third shift to its production. This is the first time Lansing Grand River has been fully utilized since it was brand new in 2001.
GM hired 500 new workers in January to add a third shift to meet increasing sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro demand. Employees were trained over the winter and officially instated this past Monday.
While the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro continues to fire up assembly lines, Cadillac CTS and ATS remain stale for the most part, according to The Lansing State Journal. CTS deliveries remained flat in March, and ATS deliveries were down 8.8-percent.
However, even with poor numbers from Cadillac, the Camaro has been a saving grace. Since the 2016 Camaro moved to Lansing last summer, the plant was able to rehire the 450 employees it laid off in January of 2015.
“We continue to see the positive effects of General Motors’ continued investment in Lansing,” said Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero. “We knew the Camaro coming to Lansing meant big things, and it does – jobs, jobs, jobs.”