More than 1,200 GM manufacturing jobs have been added to the automaker’s facilities in Lansing, Michigan. The new jobs include two new shifts, and arrive in response to customer demand for GM’s new mid-size crossovers and premium sedans.
“We are excited to provide these opportunities in Lansing,” said vice president, GM North American Manufacturing and Labor Relations, Phil Kienle. “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.”
A second shift was added to the Lansing Grand River GM manufacturing facility in order to support the launch of the new all-new Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 luxury sedans, and will include some 400 new employees. In addition to producing the Cadillac CT4 and CT5, the Lansing Grand River Assembly facility also produces the Chevrolet Camaro.
Meanwhile, at the Lansing Delta Township GM manufacturing facility, a third shift was added to support production of the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. The third shift will include an additional 800 employees. To note, Lansing Delta Township Assembly has produced more than 3 million vehicles since it began operations in 2006, and is the newest GM manufacturing facility in the U.S. As we covered previously, the plant’s 3 millionth vehicle was a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Premier Redline Edition in Silver Ice Metallic.
The new shifts at the Lansing Grand River facility and Lansing Delta Township facility are expected to kick into gear in the second quarter of 2020.
GM has invested more than $1 billion into its Lansing manufacturing operations since 2015, with $36 million invested in the Lansing Delta Township facility last year to help support mid-size SUV production, as well as $175 million for the Lansing Grand River facility in 2018 for retooling in preparation for production of the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5.