GM will pause production at its Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan for one week starting on April 4th, 2022 due to an undisclosed parts shortage. The Lansing facility produces the Chevy Camaro, as well as the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 luxury sedans.
GM confirmed to The Detroit News on Thursday that the Lansing Grand River plant would be offline from April 4th through to April 10th, with production restarting on April 11th. GM did not provide a detailed reason for the shutdown, only saying it was related to a parts shortage and was not tied to the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage.
The Lansing Grand River plant produces three Alpha/Alpha 2 platform vehicles for GM, including the Chevy Camaro, Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5. GM had removed certain electronic features from these vehicles in order to keep production up and running at the facility, including heated steering wheels and heated and ventilated seats. Some of these features recently returned to the nameplates after GM’s access to chips improved.
In January, GM announced it would invest $510 million in both its Lansing Delta Township and Lansing Grand River facilities for “various upgrades,” to support production capabilities for near-term products there. The Lansing Delta Township plant produces the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave, and will build the next generation of the GMC Acadia.
The Lansing Grand River plant covers 3.4 million square-feet between the stamping and vehicle assembly operations there and sits on a 111-acre plot of land. It employs 1,207 hourly workers on the assembly line and another 122 for stamping operations. There are also 194 salaried workers on the assembly line and 24 in stamping operations for a total workforce of 1,547. Construction began in 1999 and the facility officially opened for vehicle production in January of 2002. Former vehicle nameplates produced there include the Cadillac STS, Cadillac CTS and Cadillac ATS sedans