First For Sale Vehicles Roll Off the Line at GM's LDT Plant

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

General Motors' Lansing Delta Township plant is open for business. Its first for sale vehicles rolled of the line shortly after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

"It's finally all come together," said plant manager Randy Thayer. He was on hand with the UAW Local 602 President and Manager of GM Manufacturing to move the vehicles Tuesday. The three men gave short speeches to a crowd of first shift employees before the vehicles were driven off the line. Second shift employees saw the same thing later Tuesday afternoon.

A silver GMC Acadia was first, followed by a white Saturn Outlook. Both vehicles will sell for under $30,000. Later this week, vehicles will be assigned to dealerships and they could ship out as early as Friday.

"This is just the first wave of vehicles here. We look forward to a great future," said UAW Local 602 President Doug Rademacher.

The Buick Enclave will also be made at the plant. It’s scheduled to be unveiled in Los Angeles later this month. Production for consumers will begin in Delta Township sometime next year.

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