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GM SUV Plant Layoffs: 600 on Cutting Block This Week

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Workers assemble Chevy Bolt EV cars at the General Motors assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan, on Nov. 4, 2016. (Joe White/Reuters)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:31 PM

Upcoming layoffs at a GM SUV plant will affect some 600 workers at its Lansing Delta Township facility.

The General Motors plant will close Friday to phase out its GMC Acadia production and will not open again until June 12, the Lansing State Journal reported. The plant will come back online without its third shift.

GM Lansing spokeswoman Erin Davis told the newspaper as many as 500 could return in the first quarter of 2018 when production and demand for the Enclave and Traverse are expected to be in full swing.

The announcement comes after GM laid off 500 people at its Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in January due to declining sales of the Cadillac ATS, CTS and Chevrolet Camaro, noted the State Journal.

The production of the GMC Acadia, which is done on a smaller frame, moved to Spring Hill, Tennessee last summer.

WWJ-TV reported in March that officials expected as many as 1,100 layoffs at the plant as it prepared to start producing the Enclave and Traverse. GM spokesman Tom Wickham said then that the auto giant had invested $583 million into the plant since 2014.

The Traverse and Enclave are both expected to go on sale this fall, but no pricing has been announced, reported the Lansing State Journal.

Back in January, GM announced the Lansing Delta Township plant would get the new generation Traverse line. The auto giant this followed that news with the announcement in March that the new generation Enclave would be built there as well.

Plant manager Marcos Purty said that despite of the layoffs, GM's move to build the Traverse and Enclave at the Lansing Delta Township plant speaks to the quality of the workforce there, noted the State Journal.

"Our people put out a very good product," Pouty told the newspaper.

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