US: GM to build new stamping facility in Michigan image

According to state officials, General Motors is ready to invest $162 million to add a stamping plant at its Lansing Grand River facility, which would create an additional workforce of 65.

GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in the Michigan state, which at the moment is building the Cadillac ATS and CTS would be joined by a 225,000-square-foot facility.

“Once again, our hometown car company is poised to grow and thrive, right here in Lansing,” Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said in a statement. “We are incredibly fortunate to be a centerpiece of GM’s global strategy to build great cars, and we will continue to roll out the red carpet rather than the red tape to accommodate their future endeavors.”

“This is an affirmation of both GM’s commitment to excellence in automaking and their recognition that Lansing is a tremendous globally competitive place,” said Bob Trezise, president and CEO of Lansing Economic Area Partnership Inc.

The Grand River manufacturing facility is posed by GM to add to its production roster the future generation of the sports model Chevrolet Camaro, shifting production from the current Oshawa, Ontario, plant around 2015.