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GM to end Delta Twp third shift in May

workers making a GMC Acadia
General Motors
Production of the GMC Acadia will end in Lansing this May

More than a thousand General Motors hourly workers in Delta township will be laid off in May as the automaker ends third shift operations there.

The move--which many expected—was announced on Monday.

It comes after the automaker’s decision to shift production of the next generation GMC Acadia to Spring Hill, Tennessee.

The Delta plant has produced the first generation Acadia since 2006.

It will lower the number of hourly employees at the facility to about 2,100.

United Auto Workers Local 602 President Bill Reed says he’s confident a third shift will return.

“From the meetings I’ve had and what I’ve heard, the corporation wants to run this at three shifts," he says.  "I mean, that’s what the plant was designed for.”

The Delta township facility also builds the Buick Enclave and the Chevrolet Traverse.

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