Canadian Manufacturing

GM investing $44.5M in Lansing Grand River Assembly plant

Money will be used to build 400,000-square-foot "logistics optimization centre"

LANSING, Mich.—General Motors is investing $44.5-million in one of its Michigan assembly plants as the automaker looks to streamline the flow of its materials and reduce costs.

According to GM, the money will be used to build a “logistics optimization centre” at its Lansing Grand River plant.

The 400,000-square-foot building will be located adjacent to the site’s automotive assembly plant, allowing the automaker to sequence and assemble parts on site.

“This project is the latest example of how we’re doing business differently in GM today,” GM North America manufacturing manager Christine Sitek said in a statement.

“We’ve developed an innovative material strategy that increases efficiency and improves quality to benefit our customers, employees and the bottom line.”

This investment will save money and improve efficiency by leveraging available plant real estate and streamlining the flow of materials, GM said.

It is also aimed at reducing transportation times and improved quality by reducing handling.

The project is expected to create approximately 200 jobs at the plant, which is home to Cadillac’s ATS and CTS models.

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