GM announces 1,100 layoffs as production shifts to Tennessee

Mar 06, 2017
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GM has announced 1,100 layoffs. According to this Reuters report the company will be shifting manufacturing from Lansing to Tennessee.

General Motors Co said on Monday it will lay off 1,100 workers in May at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan as it shifts production of a vehicle to Tennessee.

The largest U.S. automaker last year added 800 jobs at its Spring Hill, Tennessee plant to build a new version of the GMC Acadia SUV. The Lansing plant will continue building the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse after it retools for a month, GM spokesman Tom Wickham said in an emailed statement.

GM has announced other U.S. factory cuts even after it said in January it would invest another $1 billion in U.S. factories.

U.S. President Donald Trump has urged GM and other automakers to build more cars in the country as part of his pledge to boost U.S. manufacturing jobs and discourage the industry from investing in Mexico.

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