GM Investing $175M to Prepare Lansing Plant for 2016 Camaro Production

GM Investing $175M to Prepare Lansing Plant for 2016 Camaro Production

2016 Chevy Camaro production is moving to Michigan and GM has announced a large investment to prepare the facility. 

The American automaker will sink $175 million into the Lansing Grand River Plant, where 2016 Chevy Camaro production will take place.

A second shift of 500 workers will be added at the plant beginning in late summer. Production of the 2015 Camaro, which takes place in Oshawa, Canada will cease on November 20, 2015, resulting in the loss of 1,000 Canadian jobs.

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The money will go into developing new paint systems for three Camaro-specific colors: Summit White, Bright Yellow, and Red Hot. Two new robotic framers will also be added, which GM says will help to provide a more precise driving experience.

This announcement puts GM’s running 2015 U.S. manufacturing investment total at around $2.8 billion out of the $5.4 billion that the company has announced it will be investing in U.S. facilities in the next three years.

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