General Motors has given layoff notices to as many as 1,100 workers at a factory in Lansing, Michigan, due to the plant’s elimination of a third shift at the Delta Township Assembly plant.
The move comes as GM trims production in May of its GMC Acadia utility vehicle. The factory in Michigan’s capital city currently employs 3,000 hourly workers and another 250 on salary. The factory will continue to produce two other utes, the Chevrolet Traverse and the Buick Enclave.
Production of the GMC Acadia will shift to another GM plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. That factory will gain 650 jobs in the process. That plant will also produce the Holden Acadia, a version of the crossover that will be exported to Australia. In 2013, GM announced it was ending production in the Land Down Under, a move since copied by both Ford and Toyota. (more…)