How Lansing Kept GM
The documentary "Second Shift: From Crisis to Collaboration" was produced in part by former Lansing Mayor David Hollister, who was key in keeping General Motors here in Lansing. The plan at one point in the 1990s was for GM to shut down vehicle assembly here, but a group effort between then-Mayor Hollister, GM Executives, the UAW and others. The film was screened last night at Studio C in Okemos for one night only.
If General Motors had shut down production here, it would have cost the region 15,000 jobs. Imagine what that would have done to our economy.
Just in the last eight years, General Motors has invested $700 million in the region.
Thank you to all those who collaborated to keep GM producing world class cars in our community.