GM’s Lansing Delta Township plant to idle for eleven weeks next year
General Motors will idle its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant for about three months total over the next year as it prepares the plant to build the GMC Acadia SUV.
In a note obtained by the Detroit Free Press, the automaker informed employees of Lansing Delta Township Assembly on Thursday that the plant would take an 11-week shutdown throughout the year, starting December 27.
“LDT will undergo plant and equipment modifications next year to accommodate future products,” the memo said. “There are a total of 11 weeks of planned shutdown for calendar year 2022.”
GM currently manufactures the Acadia at its assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
A GM spokesperson declined to comment on the planned downtime.
Last year, GM said it was investing $ 2 billion in six U.S. assembly plants and would convert its Spring Hill plant to build electric vehicles. Starting next year, Spring Hill will assemble the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq SUV.
GM said Acadia production will move to Lansing Delta Township Assembly where it will invest $ 100 million to retool the plant to build the car.
GM is investing just over $ 150 million in five Michigan factories, including Flint Assembly for future production of full-size pickup trucks.
The UAW did not immediately comment, but union members are paid the majority of their regular wages during plant downtime, depending on the terms of the contract.
Separately, GM said Thursday that it will invest $ 46 million in its Parma, Ohio, metal stamping plant to upgrade equipment and “prepare the facility to take over. charge future product programs “.