GM Lansing Delta Township Plant Builds Millionth Vehicle
November 16, 2011
A Crystal Red Tintcoat GMC Acadia Denali rolled off the production line at General Motors’ Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant today, the 1 millionth vehicle produced at the automaker’s newest assembly plant in North America.
“This milestone shows the dedication of our team members to provide the highest-quality crossovers,” said plant manager Scott Whybrew. “Our team has established a strong foundation by continually improving our plant operations in order to exceed the expectations of our customers.”
Since starting production in 2006, Lansing Delta Township has manufactured the Saturn Outlook, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Acadia Denali and Buick Enclave. A white Outlook was the first vehicle produced on May 24, 2006.
The plant currently employs approximately 3,700 employees on three shifts and can manufacture 290,000 vehicles a year.
“Producing the millionth vehicle would not be possible without the great people we have here,” said UAW Local 602 Chairman Rick Martinez. “Our employees are highly trained, and we couldn't create the models with such high quality without our people.”
Lansing Delta Township is the only manufacturing facility to be a Gold Certified Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
The premium Denali model of the Acadia debuted for the 2011 model year, bringing a new dimension of luxury and exclusiv*ity to the crossover. Signature Denali design cues include a chrome honeycomb grille, monochromatic exterior, and mahogany wood interior accents.