General Motors Announces $36 Million Investment in Lansing Plant
General Motors continues to pump money in Lansing assembly plant, chasing increasingly strong crossover SUV sales.
General Motors is investing $36 million at its Lansing Delta Township, Michigan assembly plant for future crossover production. Lansing Delta Township (LDT) currently builds the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave crossovers.
“We are proud of the hard work and commitment of the entire Lansing team and the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave are important products in our growing crossover portfolio,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra during a visit to the plant to meet with employees and community leaders. “This investment will allow us to prepare the plant for future crossover production.”
Since 2009, GM has invested more than $600 million into the Lansing Delta Township plant. The plant currently is tooled for and builds the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse, though, more models are expected to be produced here. For competitive reasons, GM is not disclosing specifics or timing related to the plant’s future products at this time.
Lansing Delta Township assembly, GM’s newest assembly plant in the United States, has built more than 2 million crossovers since the facility opened in 2006. With over 110 years of automotive history in the Lansing area, LDT is proud to be the first U.S. manufacturing facility to be a Gold Certified Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Today, the plant operates two shifts of production and employs approximately 2,600 employees.
GM has strong presence in Michigan with more than 51,000 employees working at 33 locations. Michigan is home to more than 3,100 GM suppliers with more than $10 billion spent with those suppliers annually.