Lansing Delta Township Assembly
(GM LDT) is a General Motors
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assembly factory in Delta Township, Michigan
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on land that is shared by both the nearby city of Lansing
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, and the township. It manufactures Chevrolet
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, and GMC vehicles.
Completed in 2006, the factory measures 3400000 ft2 in size, and employed 3,634 hourly workers, and 262 salaried workers as of 2010. The adjacent Lansing Regional Stamping employed 243 hourly workers, and 17 salary workers for a total of 4,156 workers in the factory complex. Its workers are represented by UAW 602 and 652, respectively.
Lansing Delta Township Assembly is a LEED
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gold-certified automobile plant, and the only automotive manufacturing facility in the world to receive any level of LEED certification.
Environmental features of the factory include:
- a 45% reduction in non-manufacturing water use, saving over 4000000 gallons (15,141.6 m³) of water a year.
- a roof drain system which catches rain water and diverts to cisterns stored above the factory's restrooms, which is then used to flush toilets.
- having 25% of the plant's construction materials composed of recycled materials.
- leaving 50% of the site undeveloped
- a 20% reduction in energy used for lighting the plant by lowering overall lighting in areas such as aisles.
- the elimination of ozone-depleting substances used in any of the building’s heating and cooling, refrigeration, and fire suppression systems.
The factory grounds also contain a 75 acres (30.4 ha) wildlife area managed by the factory's Wildlife Habitat Team
, who also hosts wildlife educational events for local community groups and schools.
- Saturn Outlook
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- GMC Acadia
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- Buick Enclave
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- Chevrolet Traverse
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- GMC Acadia Denali
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