Lansing Craft Center

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The Lansing Craft Center (LCC) was a specialized General Motors automobile assembly factory in Lansing Township, Michigan located at 2801 West Saginaw Street across from GM's Lansing Metal Center.[1][2]

History[edit]

The facility was originally built by GM as the Oldsmobile Differential Plant and Foundry in 1919.[3] The foundry was repurposed as the Reatta Craft Centre in 1984 when GM chose it as the manufacturing site of the Buick Reatta, which began production in 1988 after a stamping plant, body shop, and assembly area were constructed.[3] After the end of production of the Reatta, the plant was renamed the Lansing Craft Centre.[3] Over its existence, the Lansing Craft Center manufactured GM's low-volume vehicles including the EV1, Cadillac Eldorado, convertible Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire and Chevrolet SSR.

Closure[edit]

In November 2005, General Motors announced that it would close the Lansing Craft Center in mid-2006, and the final SSR, a unique black-on-silver model, was assembled on March 17, 2006.[4] The plant was carefully demolished from 2008 to 2009.[3][5]

At the time of its closure, the plant size was 985,000 square feet (91,500 m2) and the facility employed 400,[6] many of whom were transferred to the new Lansing Grand River Assembly, as well as some operations transferred to the nearby Lansing Delta Township Assembly.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Auto Editors of Consumer Guide. "HowStuffWorks "Buick Reatta"". auto.howstuffworks.com. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  2. ^ Stoy, Andrew. "She's Crafty: 1988-91 Buick Reatta". Beater Review. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  3. ^ a b c d "Lansing Craft Centre Timeline". SSRFanatic.com. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  4. ^ Barbara Wieland. "Tearful workers say goodbye Last SSR rolls off Craft Center line". Lansing State Journal. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved March 20, 2006.
  5. ^ "GM to begin razing shuttered factories near Lansing". The Associated Press. 22 Feb 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  6. ^ Barbara Wieland. "GM closures hit 1,600 in Lansing". Lansing State Journal. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2008.

Coordinates: 42°44′33.81″N 84°35′6.41″W / 42.7427250°N 84.5851139°W / 42.7427250; -84.5851139