General Motors is cutting a check for $175 million dollars. The funds will be used to revamp the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant and to re-hire 500 employees to add a second shift. Why? Because the all-new Chevy Camaro Six is coming to town. Actually, it’s being built in town.
When it comes to America’s best-selling performance car for the past five years, Chevy is committed to building the next-generation model right. Using the allocated funds, the plant will receive the necessary equipment for three paint systems producing Camaro-specific colors: Summit White, Bright Yellow, and Red Hot. In addition, the money will assist in adding two robotic framers to ensure a “more precise drive experience.”
“With this investment in tooling and equipment, we will continue to do our part to build on the high-quality reputation of this iconic car,” said Scott Whybrew, GM’s North American Manufacturing Manager. “These investments in the Lansing plants are proof of the teams’ quality commitment, to put the customer at the center of everything we do!”
The all-new 2016 Camaro was recently introduced on May 16 and the $175 million in improvements to the Lansing plant are part of General Motors’ larger plan to invest $5.4 billion over the next three years to improve U.S. facilities.