Spirits were high Monday at General Motors Co.’s Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant, as workers celebrated Chevrolet Camaro production officially returning to the United States for the first time since 1992.
“It’s here. The American muscle car comes back home to Lansing,” said United Auto Workers Local 652 President Mike Green to the cheers of workers. “We’ve been talking about this for four or five years now.”
After returning to the market in 2009, Camaro production was at the automaker’s Oshawa Assembly in Ontario. The original 1967 Camaro went on sale on Sept. 29, 1966, and was mainly produced in the United States until being discontinued in 2002. The sixth-generation Camaro is the first to be made in Michigan.