Monday was a big day for Lansing and for General Motors. As Deb Hart reported this morning, GM and the UAW avoided a strike by reaching a tentative contract deal. And, to make the day even sweeter for local automakers, assembly workers rolled off the first Chevrolet Camaro built at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant.

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero was among those joining General Motors executives, managers and United Auto Workers representatives at the unveiling. The American icon is once again being built in the U.S. after being assembled in Canada since the car's return to the market in 2009. Fittingly, the first three Camaros to roll off the line were red, white, and blue.

According to the Lansing State Journal, the car will hit dealerships in November. Starting price is $26,995 for the 1LT model, available with a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder motor or an optional 3.6 liter V-6. The big daddy, 1SS model starts at $37,295, powered by a 6.2 liter V-8.