General Motors (GM) Announces Plant Realignment; Includes Shift Reductions

November 9, 2016 12:42 PM EST

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General Motors (NYSE: GM) announced initiatives to strengthen and align its production output at key U.S. manufacturing operations. The plans include investing more than $900 million in three facilities — Toledo Transmission Operations in Ohio, Lansing Grand River in Michigan and Bedford Casting Operations in Indiana — to prepare the facilities for future product programs.

GM also announced plans to align production output with demand for cars built at the Lordstown, Ohio, and Lansing Grand River, Michigan, assembly plants. As the customer shift from cars to crossovers and trucks is projected to continue, GM will suspend the third shift of production at both facilities in the first quarter of 2017.

GM Production Announcement Fact Sheet

Investment details

  • Toledo Transmission Operations
    • $667.6 million for future product programs
    • Jobs: 739 retained
    • Current employment: 2,028
  • Lansing Grand River Assembly
    • $211 million for a new product program
    • Current employment: 2,700
  • Bedford Casting Operations
    • $37 million to support future product programs
    • Jobs: 45 retained
    • Current employment: 719

Shift reduction details

  • Lansing Grand River
    • Third shift ends Jan. 16, 2017.
    • Affected employees: 810 hourly, 29 salaried
    • Products: Cadillac ATS and CTS and the Chevrolet Camaro
    • Current employment: 2,700
  • Lordstown
    • Third shift ends Jan. 23, 2017.
    • Affected employees: 1,202 hourly, 43 salaried
    • Products: Chevrolet Cruze sedans
    • Current employment: 4,500


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