GM to retain 500 jobs at Lansing Delta Township

Posted at 10:59 AM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 18:36:09-04

General Motors has announced plans at three GM facilities in Michigan that will keep or create 900 jobs.

General Motors says it will retain 500 jobs at the Lansing Delta Township plant to support production of the new models of the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave in the first quarter of 2018.

General Motors announced last month that it was suspending the third shift at the Delta Township plant while the plant moves from building three models, the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia to two models, the new Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. The third shift is scheduled to end in May of 2017. The suspension of the third shift affected around 1,100 workers at the Delta Township plant. Production of the new GMC Acadia has moved to Spring Hill, Tennessee.

The plant plans to launch the new crossovers by early 2018. The plant will bring back approximately 500 workers of those laid off to help meet market demand for the new vehicles.

GM also announced it will redeploy 180 team members from the Lansing Delta Township plant to the Flint Assembly Plant to support production of the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pick-up trucks.

The company will create or retain new jobs 220 new jobs to increase production of the 10-speed automatic transmission to be used in multiple GM products, including the current 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Romulus Powertrain Plant.