Workers at the Lansing plant install wheels and tires on a pre-production 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.
General Motors said today that it will invest $175 million in new tooling and equipment to bring production of the Chevrolet Camaro to its assembly plant in Lansing, Mich.
The investment is part of GM’s plan to spend $5.4 billion on its U.S. operations over the next three years. The renovations to the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant include three new paint systems for the 2016 Camaro and two robotic framers.
GM is vying for the top spot in the pony car market with the redesigned, amped-up sixth-generation Camaro, which features a broader engine lineup.
“With this investment in tooling and equipment, we will continue to do our part to build on the high-quality reputation of this iconic car,” GM North American Manufacturing Manager Scott Whybrew said in a statement today.
The Lansing plant currently produces the Cadillac CTS sedan, coupe, wagon and V series and the Cadillac ATS sedan and coupe, according to GM’s website.
The plant employs about 1,300 hourly and salaried workers. It will resume a second shift to create 500 more jobs in late summer, the automaker said in the statement.
Including the investment in the Lansing plant, GM has promised about $2.8 billion of the $5.4 billion it plans to spend on its U.S. facilities.