Detroit-based General Motors Co. is adding more than 1,200 jobs at its two Lansing-area manufacturing operations to meet customer demand for its popular mid-size SUVs and to support the launch of two all-new Cadillac sedans.
Lansing Grand River Assembly will add a second shift in general assembly, resulting in the plant adding almost 400 employees to support the launch of the Cadillac CT4 and CT5.
Lansing Delta Township Assembly will add a third shift to support production of the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. Approximately 800 employees will be hired.
“Our team members have proven experience in building high-quality vehicles and are well-prepared to meet the needs of our customers, “says Phil Kienle, vice president of North American Manufacturing and Labor Relations at GM. “This is great news for our manufacturing sites as well as the Lansing community.”
Since 2015, GM has invested more than $1 billion into Lansing manufacturing. This includes the $36 million investment at Lansing Delta Township last year for future mid-size SUV production, as well as the $175 million investment at Lansing Grand River in 2018 to modernize tooling and equipment for the new Cadillacs.
Both shift additions will be operational in the second quarter of 2020.
Lansing Delta Township Assembly has produced more than 3 million vehicles since it opened in 2006.
General Motors’ Lansing Grand River Assembly manufactures the Chevrolet Camaro as well as the Cadillac CT5 and CT4 family of vehicles, as well as their V-series performance versions, on a single production line.