General Motors to invest $36 million in Lansing plant for crossover production

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 13:35:11-05

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — General Motors has announced it will invest $36 million in its Lansing Delta Township plant for future crossover production, and the plant currently builds the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave crossovers.

“We are proud of the hard work and commitment of the entire Lansing team and the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave are important products in our growing crossover portfolio,” GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said, according to a news release. “This investment will allow us to prepare the plant for future crossover production.”

According to the company, the plant is GM's newest in the U.S. and has built more than two million crossovers since it opened in 2006. Since 2009, the company said it has invested more than $600 million in the plant.

The move does come as the automaker plans to idle four plants in the U.S., including the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant.

They haven't given timing related to the plant's future products.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released this statement:

“GM’s new investment in the Delta Township plant is incredible news for Lansing’s hardworking UAW members, their families and the entire greater Lansing community. Everyone knows the best vehicles on the road are made by the industry’s best workforce right here in Michigan. This investment will help ensure that the next generation of high-tech crossovers will continue to be assembled here in Lansing, and that our state will remain the home of automotive innovation and opportunity for generations to come.”