Report: GM launches review of Renaissance Center, may move some staff out of headquarters

General Motors Renaissance Center

According to a report by The Detroit News, General Motors Company has launched a formal review of its facilities in southeast Michigan and is considering moving some of its operations out of the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. The move will consolidate workers and spread them across facilities in Pontiac, Warren and Grand Blanc.

“We are beginning a formal review of our facility utilization in southeast Michigan,” GM spokesman Dan Flores said. “Until that review has been completed and any impacted communities and employees have been notified, rumors about potential moves are just speculation. It is our policy to communicate details of any moves to employees first.”

The Detroit automaker emphasized the Renaissance Center will remain its world headquarters and will still house the President and CEO Fritz Henderson, other senior executives and board of directors meetings.

Currently, about 5,000 GM and GMAC Financial Services employees work at the Renaissance Center, down from 7,000 a few years ago.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News