GM investing $88 million in Lansing plant for new Cadillac model


Right before the end of 2010, General Motors confirmed that it is investing $190 million in its Lansing Grand River assembly plant for the production of a new compact Cadillac model, known to many of us as the Cadillac ATS.

Separately, the Detroit automaker announced today that it is investing $88 million for a future product at the Lansing plant, which currently produces the award-winning family of Cadillac CTS models.

“The investment will be used for equipment and tooling for a new model,” GM said. Which new model? GM didn’t specify but our guesses are the Cadillac XTS, if this is a separate investment from the $190 million announced in Oct. 2010.

“Employees at Lansing Grand River have earned this investment through the high quality of their work and the flexible manufacturing that has been a hallmark of this plant since it opened in 2001,” said Manufacturing Manager Gerald Johnson. “We look forward to this plant continuing the world-class manufacturing performance for which it is known.”

The $88 million is part of $2 billion in U.S. manufacturing investment that GM announced on May 10.

Lansing Grand River Assembly currently has 971 hourly and salaried employees.

– By: Omar Rana