Canadian Manufacturing

GM to add 600 jobs at Lansing

The embattled automaker says the popularity of its Cadillac CTS platform is forcing a second production shift.

Lansing, Mich.: General Motors has announced a $190 million investment in its Lansing Grand River assembly plant for the production of a new Cadillac model. The investment will create 600 jobs and result in the addition of a second shift.

The timing of the new Cadillac and the new jobs, as well as the start of the second shift, will be announced by the company at a later date.

Built in 2001, Lansing Grand River is GM’s second-newest U.S. assembly plant and the manufacturing home of the Cadillac CTS and STS as well as their V-series performance versions. The plant received the J.D. Power and Associates Bronze Plant Award for initial quality in 2010.

“The members of UAW Local 652 have consistently demonstrated that they can compete with any labor force on the globe,” Joe AshtonUAW vice-president of the GM Department, says.

“The commitment, dedication, and hard work of GM’s UAW members provide the foundation for the positive news coming from the company.”

General Motors employs 208,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries.

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