GM to Add or Retain 900 Jobs in Michigan

Noria news wires
Tags: manufacturing

General Motors (GM) recently announced it will add or retain approximately 900 jobs across three Michigan facilities during the next 12 months. The 900 jobs are in addition to the 7,000 jobs and $1 billion in U.S. investments GM announced earlier this year.

At the Romulus powertrain plant, approximately 220 new jobs will be added to increase production of the 10-speed automatic transmission to be used in multiple GM products, including the current 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

The Flint assembly plant will retain approximately 180 jobs by redeploying team members from the Lansing Delta Township plant to support production of the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pick-up trucks.

The Lansing Delta Township plant will retain approximately 500 jobs to support production of the new Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave in the first quarter of 2018.

"The job commitments announced today demonstrate the confidence we have in our products, our people and an overall positive outlook for the auto industry and the U.S. economy," said Mary Barra, GM chairman and CEO.

As previously announced, the Lansing Delta Township plant will be adjusting production plans this spring as the plant transitions from building three models — the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia — to two models — the new Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. During this transition, the plant will not operate a third shift. When the plant has fully launched the new crossovers by early 2018, GM will bring back approximately 500 jobs to give the company flexibility to meet market demand.

Since 2009, GM, along with the United Automobile Workers (UAW), has announced investment commitments in Michigan of nearly $10 billion.

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