GM Plant Builds 2 Millionth Vehicle

Noria news wires

A 2016 Buick Enclave recently rolled off the production line at General Motors' Lansing Delta Township plant to become the 2 millionth vehicle produced at the automaker's newest assembly plant in North America.

"This milestone directly reflects the dedication and hard work that our employees put into these crossovers every day," said Mike Trevorrow, Lansing regional plant manager. "This team has established a strong foundation since opening to enable us to produce our 2 millionth vehicle in nine years, which is quite an accomplishment."

Opened in 2006, the Lansing Delta Township assembly plant blends best practices and the newest technology in one facility. It was the first automotive manufacturing facility in the world to be a gold certified leader in energy and environmental design (LEED).

Since starting production, the plant has manufactured the Saturn Outlook, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Acadia Denali and Buick Enclave. An Outlook was the first vehicle produced on May 24, 2006. The facility currently employs approximately 3,200 employees on three shifts.

Over the last two years, GM has announced more than $580 million in investments for the plant, including $63 million in 2014 to expand the facility by nearly 263,000 square feet and $520 million earlier this year for tooling and equipment associated with future new vehicle programs.

This milestone for the Lansing Delta Township plant is part of GM's celebration of 500 million vehicles built globally, which is more than any other automaker.

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