Sen. Zorn applauds GM $7B investment in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn on Tuesday applauded General Motors’ announcement that they will be investing $7 billion and creating 4,000 jobs in Michigan.

“GM’s multi-billion-dollar commitment is enormous news — not only for Eaton and Oakland counties — but for everyone in our state. It shouts to the world that Michigan is the place to be,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “This historic investment in Michigan manufacturing and jobs is exactly the type of long-term opportunities we were aiming for when we passed the Make it in Michigan package last year.

“I want to thank GM for their continued dedication to our state, and I will do everything I can to help make sure we have the skilled workforce available to fill these high-wage jobs with Michigan workers.”

GM and LG Energy Solution, via their Ultium Cells joint venture, are investing $2.6 billion to build a volume battery cell manufacturing facility at GM’s existing plant in Delta Township near Lansing. GM also will invest $4 billion to expand its Orion Township assembly plant to produce electric vehicles and create a battery assembly line within the facility. GM is also investing over $510 million in upgrades at two existing facilities in the Lansing area.