GM to Upgrade the Lansing Delta Township Plant

American manufacturer GM is continuing the investments in its plants, with the latest such announcement concerning the Lansing Delta Township manufacturing facility. According to the carmaker, $37 million will be used to retool and upgrade the production capabilities of the facility.

The investment in the plant which produces the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia will however not lead to any new jobs. The success of the three models, which registered a combined increase in sales of 36 percent last month (the Buick Enclave alone increased retail sales 89 percent compared to last year), is the motor driving the investment.

“This investment is the result of the commitment from the employees and leadership at Lansing Delta Township,” said GM Manufacturing Manager Gerald Johnson. “Their dedication to building high-quality products competitively is why we are investing in their future.”

The latest product which began rolling off the lines of the plant is the new Acadia Denali, which entered production in the last week of September. The vehicle, available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, is propelled by a 3.6l V6 unit that develops 288 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 366 Nm of torque at 3,400 rpm.

The Acadia Denali (for the first time, GMC is offering the Denali trim line on the Acadia model, with unique details like Denali chrome honeycomb grille and monochromatic exterior, among others), is priced at $43,220, excluding destination charges.

“The men and women of UAW Local 602 focus on quality each and every day, and our customers see that focus when they start up their vehicle,”
said UAW Local 602 President Brian Fredline.
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