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GM adding 1,200 jobs at Lansing plants

Posted at 12:53 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 12:53:24-05

LANSING, Mich. — General Motors is adding over 1,200 jobs at its Lansing facilities to meet the demand for SUVs and support the launch of new sedans.

The Lansing Grand River Assembly will add a second shift, where about 400 employees will be hired. At the Delta Township assembly, there will be 800 employees added to a third shift to make the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave.

Both additions will be operating in the second quarter of this year.

GM says it has invested more than $1 billion into Lansing manufacturing since 2015.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the announcement is great news for UAW members, their families and the area.

“Everyone knows the best vehicles on the road are made by the industry’s best workforce right here in Michigan,” she said in a release. “From the $300 million investment in the Orion Assembly plant to the $2.2 billion in the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, we are excited about the future of manufacturing in Michigan. We are making strides every single day to cement Michigan’s status as a world leader in mobility, and we will continue to work with our partners to keep our foot on the gas.”