General Motors to cut jobs at Grand River assembly plant

Posted at 11:04 AM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 11:20:06-05

General Motors says it will cut an entire shift from production at it's Grand River Assembly plant early next year.

A GM spokesman told us that the cuts are in response to lacking car sales. Camaros and Cadillac are made at the Lansing plant.

The cuts are expected to impact 810 hourly and 29 salaried jobs.

Because of federal requirements, workers must be given 60 days notice of large layoffs. Workers are being told today. The cuts will take effect in January next year.

At the same time, General Motors is expected to announce a $211 million investment in the plant. New tooling and equipment will be built at the plant and the body shop will be expanded by 32,000 square feet.

That means a "new product" will be built at the plant, but the company is not yet announcing that product. It could be a new car or an upgrade to a car already being built at the plant.