General Motors

12:02 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

500 million cars and counting: GM reinvests in Delta, other U.S. plants

GM CEO Mary Barra (right) and Chevrolet's Alan Batey (left) presented veteran Trent Brining with the keys to a 2016 Malibu to celebrate the automaker's 500-millionth vehicle.
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General Motors has been around for 106 years, and they’ve built a lot of vehicles. In fact, that number has recently surpassed 500-million. Half a billion Chevys, Cadillacs, and, of course, Lansing-built Oldsmobiles, and others. It's an amazing number. That’s far more than any other car company.

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11:45 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Cadillac unveils Lansing-built ATS-V at LA Auto Show

Cadillac's new ATS-V will be built at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant.
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Cadillac has unveiled the next model that General Motors will build in Lansing. GM is showing off the new ATS-V at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

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11:34 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Ypsilanti offers cautionary tale on GM tax breaks

GM's Delta Township Plant
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Last Friday, General Motors announced plans for a $37-million expansion of its Delta Township auto production plant. GM will ask the city of Lansing for a tax incentive package to help finance the project. The company will make its initial request to the Lansing City Council this evening.

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1:33 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Lengthy clean up of former GM sites could start next year

Lansing Township Planning and Development Director Steven Hayward stands at the site of the former General Motors metal forge along West Saginaw. GM used the solvent 1,4 dioxane in its manufacturing process before the plant was shut down a decade ago. The contamination will be cleaned up by RACER Trust, the company charged with managing some 90 former General Motors properties across the country.
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This week, Lansing area residents had an opportunity to learn more about what’s happening at the large vacant tracts of land along West Saginaw where General Motors factory buildings once stood. The three sites were torn down in 2005 and in the last 18 months, officials have found chemical contamination on the grounds including 1,4 Dioxane.  

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2:14 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Current Sports #246 | June 2, 2014

Al invites Erin Davis, a representative from General Motors, and Nick Grueser, GM of the Lansing Lugnuts, to talk about the Field Makeover project at Lansing's Quentin Park. Later, Matt and Alex chime in to discuss the NHL and NBA playoffs, and give their weekend winners over a wild weekend of sports action. 

Radio Made in Michigan
12:13 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Chevy takes top prizes at this year's NAIAS

The Chevrolet Silverado was named North American Truck of the Year last week at the Detroit Auto Show.
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The North American International Auto Show is underway at Cobo Center in Detroit. Hundreds of thousands of people will visit the show to see the latest cars, trucks, and prototypes.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

General Motors plant manager discusses local expansion plans

The Cadillac ATS model was developed in Warren, Mich. in the General Motors Technical Center, according to General Motors.
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General Motors is preparing to break ground on a new 400,000 square foot logistics center at its Grand River assembly plant.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:01 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

GM vehicles receive high quality ratings

GM vehicles topped both Toyota and Honda in J.D. Power and Associates' annual survey for the first time in 27 years.
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Many General Motors officials and workers are feeling good about the results of a closely watched annual survey.  J.D. Power and Associates’ quality study came out Wednesday.  It measures problems reported in new vehicles over their first 90 days on the road. Several GM brands including GMC and Chevrolet climbed noticeably in ratings, which reflects fewer problems reported compared to its competitors. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:47 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

General Motors unveils the new Cadillac CTS design

The new Cadillac CTS is expected to be more effectively competitive again other makes and models such as Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series.
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At the New York International Auto Show this week, the Cadillac division of General Motors is announcing details of what will be new with the 2014 CTS, built in Lansing at the GM Grand River Assembly Plant.The third-generation CTS will roll off the assembly line later this year.

Dave Leone, executive chief Engineer at Cadillac, joins Current State  from the auto show in New York to discuss the new CTS.

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6:27 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

GM To Move Camaro Production To Lansing

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General Motors says production of its "next generation" Chevrolet Camaro will take place in Lansing.

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6:15 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Lansing's ATS Is 'Car Of The Year' Finalist

General Motors' 'Lansing Grand River' assembly plant, where the Cadillac ATS is made.
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The Lansing-built Cadillac ATS is one of three models named as finalists for the North American Car of the Year Award. 

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6:20 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

GM To Hire 3,000 Workers From Hewlett-Packard

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General Motors will hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard as the carmaker moves more computer functions in-house.

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6:30 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

GM to Buy Out White-Collar Pensions

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General Motors is changing the way it pays monthly benefits to white-collar retirees, and cutting its U.S. pension obligation by $26 billion.

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