The General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly plant is getting a new Logistics Optimization Center. This new 400,000 square foot building will be adjacent to the rest of the plant in order to sequence and assemble part to help make the manufacturing process more streamlined and flexible. The cost is estimated to run about $44.5 million and 200 new workers will be needed.
Christine Sitek, GM North America manufacturing manager, said, “This project is the latest example of how we’re doing business differently in GM today. We’ve developed an innovative material strategy that increases efficiency and improves quality to benefit our customers, employees and the bottom line.”
While the investment seems like an astronomical amount, it will save money in the long run and makes sense to simplify the car building process.
“This investment was earned through the quality and flexibility that has been a hallmark of Lansing Grand River since it opened in 2001,” said Lansing Regional Plant Manager Tony Francavilla. “However, our plant could not be successful without the strong support from our local community, the city council and Mayor Virg Bernero. We’re committed to continuing world-class manufacturing performance for which we are known, and our customers demand.”
The General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant builds the Cadillac ATS and three of the Cadillac CTS models including the sedan, coupe and wagon. It also builds the high performance V Series of each model. Awards for these vehicles include:
- Car and Driver 10Best List for five straight years (CTS-V Sedan, Coupe and Wagon)
- Consumer Reports’ most-reliable domestic car 2012 (CTS Coupe)
- 2013 North American Car of the Year ( ATS)
- 2013 Car of the Year by Esquire (ATS)
- 2013 Autobytel Luxury Car of the Year (ATS)
- 2013 Motor Press Guild Vehicle of the Year (ATS)
- Lansing Grand River by the numbers
Source General Motors