General Motors Co. said Thursday it will add back a second shift and 500 workers in late summer, and invest $175 million at its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant for production of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro beginning this fall.
The plant, which employs about 1,300 hourly and salaried workers on one shift, cut its second shift earlier this year amid slow demand for the Cadillac CTS and ATS cars. About 450 hourly workers were laid off.
GM and UAW Local 652 officials said nearly all laid off employees were placed in other plants including Lansing Delta Township Assembly, Flint Truck Assembly and the Flint Engine plants. Those workers have recall rights to return to Lansing Grand River.
"We're going to need about 450 employees to man up second shift, and then we'll make adjustments according to the demand," said Mike Trevorrow, GM's Lansing Regional Plant manager.