GM to Invest $88m in Lansing Grand River Plant
The plant builds three Cadillac CTS models and high-performance V-Series models of sedan, coupe and wagon.
In May 2011, GM has said to invest $2 billion and 4000 new and retained jobs in the US manufacturing units across 17 facilities in eight states. The present investment of $88m is a part of it.
Gerald Johnson, manufacturing manager of the company, said: â€œEmployees at Lansing Grand River have earned this investment through the high quality of their work and the flexible manufacturing that has been a hallmark of this plant since it opened in 2001. We look forward to this plant continuing the world-class manufacturing performance for which it is known.â€
Joe Ashton, vice president of UAW at GM Department, said: â€œThe UAW workforce in Lansing enjoys the reputation for being one of the most productive in the world. This investment will enable the members of UAW Local 652 to continue the legacy of building high-quality automobiles for our customers and making a positive contribution to the bottom line of GM.â€
Earlier in May 2011, GM has invested $109m in its operations in Flint and Bay City, Michigan, to support engine production for current and future fuel-efficient small cars produced for the US market. The investment will protect or add 96 jobs at the two sites.
With its global headquarters in Detroit, automaker GM employs 202,000 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 30 countries. GMâ€™s OnStar subsidiary is the provider in vehicle safety, security and information services.
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