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Editor: John Mortimer
Thursday, 29 October 2015
New presses take shape at Lansing
The first consignment of components for new
stamping presses has arrived General Motors’ for its new $174-million Lansing
Grand River (LGR) stamping facility.
The facility is
part of the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan where the first 2016
Chevrolet Camaros has just left for dealers.
weighing in at more than 93.75 tons or 210,000 pounds, is for the second press
in the first of two stamping lines at LGR. The entire stamping line weighs over
3,200 tons. The next line will arrive at the plant in December with production starting
was in August last year that GM announced construction of the facility would
start that fall with the new stamping plant in Lansing set to make components
for the nearby Lansing Grand River assembly plant.
plant, which will stamp steel into auto components like hoods and door panels,
will create or retain about 145 jobs, and produce parts for Cadillac ATS and
Cadillac CTS vehicles and a “future product” the company had not at that time
announced. The ATS and CTS models are built at the Lansing Grand River assembly
new plant begins operations in 2016. With the stamping plant being in the same
complex as the assembly plant, GM claims it will be able to save $14 million a
year in logistics costs.
Built in 2001,
Lansing Grand River is GM’s second-newest U.S. assembly plant and the
manufacturing home of the Camaro and Cadillac ATS, CTS and CTS V-series