GM invests $63 million in Michigan assembly plant

Michigan-based investments to top $300 million in coming years

The exterior of the Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant in Lansing, MI. Opened since 2006, it was the world's first LEED-certified automotive manufacturing facility.


The exterior of the Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant in Lansing, MI. Opened since 2006, it was the world’s first LEED-certified automotive manufacturing facility.

General Motors has announced it will start construction on a $63 million expansion of the Lansing Delta Towsnship manufacturing facility
, a small part of the $300 million plan the automaker announced it will spend in the coming years in order to better equip the Michigan-based facility.

The expansion will add nearly 263,000 square-foot to the already–colossal 3.4 million square foot facility that produces the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia.

The company will allot roughly 28,000 square feet for the general assembly area, 181,000 square feet for the body shop for newest generation of robotics and tooling, and a further 54,000 square feet will be added to the the paint shop in order to improve corrosion resistance on future products.

Opened in 2006, the Lansing Plant is GM’s newest manufacturing facility in North-America (have a look at it on Google Maps
) and it was the first automotive manufacturing facility in the world to be a Gold Certified Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Including today’s announcement, GM has earmarked nearly $600 million for the Lansing facility since 2009.

GM assembly team member Jim Clarke uses connects wire harnesses to a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse at GM's Lansing Plant.


GM assembly team member Jim Clarke uses connects wire harnesses to a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse at GM’s Lansing Plant.

Here is a year-by-year recap:

2010
– $190 million for the addition of the Cadillac ATS and 600 jobs
– $37 million at Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant for tooling and equipment to enhance the plant’s manufacturing capabilities

2011
– $88 million for the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan

2012
– Announced Lansing Grand River would produce the next-generation Camaro

2013
–  $44.5 million and 200 jobs for a new logistics optimization center at Lansing Grand River

2014
– Announced a $174-million stamping facility at Lansing Grand River that will create or retain approximately 145 jobs

 

Oct 30th, 2014