Update: GM to add 1,270 jobs in Lansing


UPDATE: The Lansing Grand River Assembly plant will be adding a second shift in General Assembly, resulting in nearly 400 jobs being added.

The Cadillac CT4 and CT5 are set to be built at the Grand River Assembly plant.

Lansing mayor Andy Schor said he was “thrilled” that GM was adding jobs to the two plants.

“I am excited that we will have so many great new jobs available for those in our city and throughout the region,” the mayor said in a news release.

Workers at the plant are excited about this too.

“General motors is the rock of the community so we support a lot of local area business, we had a lot of support from local businesses when we were out walking the picket lines. It’s good news for them to know the security of this area will be strong for awhile. ” Said Kirk Jackson, GM worker for 25 years.

GM officials say this wouldn’t be possible without the hard work from the employees.

“They have proven time and time again, building vehicles for general motors produces jobs and we have been arguing for a third shift for months, because of them made my job a lot easier. I’m proud of them to announce today, their hard work paid off.” Said Todd Trout, Local 602 shop chairman.

“If it wasn’t for the membership out of there everyday, who work hard when they come into work. It would not happen.” Said Randy Freeman, President of UAW Local 652.

The Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant will add a third shift and nearly 800 jobs to build the Chevrolet Traverse and the Buick Enclave.

ORIGINAL STORY – General Motors is adding more than 1,200 jobs at its Lansing manufacturing operations to meet customer demand for popular mid-size SUVs and to support the launch of two all-new Cadillac sedans. 

According to a news release from General Motors, the announcement came just after noon Friday.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said this announcement is good news for the community. “This is great news for our hardworking UAW members, their families, and the entire Lansing community. Everyone knows the best vehicles on the road are made by the industry’s best workforce right here in Michigan.”

State Representative Angela Witwer of Delta Township says 800 new jobs will be at the Delta Township plant.

6 News will update this story online and on 6 News.

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