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GM Will Lay Off 1,100 Michigan Workers In May
Updated March 7, 2017 7:49 AM | Filed under: Business
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GM workers assemble a vehicle in the Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan.. (GM.com)

(WASHINGTON) - GM will lay off 1,100 workers in May at an assembly plant in Michigan as it shifts production of a vehicle to Tennessee, the company said Monday.

Washington Desk, Of Talk Media News reports, the largest U.S. automaker added 800 jobs at its Spring Hill, Tenn. plant last year to build a new version of the GMC Acadia SUV.

GM's Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan will continue making the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse, company spokesman Tom Wickham said in an emailed statement.

GM has announced other U.S. factory cuts even though in January the automaker said it would invest another $1 billion in U.S. factories. GM has said the $1 billion investment would enable the Detroit-based company to create or retain 1,500 U.S. jobs, but has not specified which jobs are impacted.

President Donald Trump has urged GM and other automakers to build more cars in the United States as part of his pledge to boost the nation's manufacturing jobs and discourage the industry from building plants in Mexico.

GM has said it will begin work on bringing axle production for its next generation of full-size pickup trucks, including work previously done in Mexico, to operations in Michigan. That move will create 450 U.S. jobs, GM said.

Trump has repeatedly praised GM's January investment announcement.

GM "committed to invest billions of dollars in its American manufacturing operation, keeping many jobs here that were going to leave," the president said at a Feb. 16 news conference. "And if I didn't get elected, believe me, they would have left."



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