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GM Shifts Some Production To Lansing From Canada

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A 2013 Cadillac ATS goes through production on the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant July 26, 2012 in Lansing, Michigan. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

A 2013 Cadillac ATS goes through production on the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant July 26, 2012 in Lansing, Michigan. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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LANSING (AP) – General Motors says it’s moving production of the next version of its Camaro sports car to Lansing from Oshawa, Ontario.

GM said a statement Wednesday that “lower capital investment and improved production efficiencies were key factors” in the move.

The automaker says the new Camaro will be assembled at its Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan’s capital city.

The Canadian Auto Workers’ September contract with GM guarantees production of the Camaro in Oshawa only until the end of the current generation.

The union says the decision will cut production in Oshawa by as much as one third starting in late 2015 or early 2016 and calls on the company to replace the production to protect the jobs at the plant.

The Lansing plant now employs about 1,600 people.

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