I was just wondering what peoples thoughts and speculations are on what GM is currently doing and what they may be planning for Lansing, both the Delta Plant and their old sites.
GM seems to be up to something more than what meets the eye, they are constructing a massive railroad head just south of the plant, I heard from an employee it is one of the largest in the nation. GM bought some 2,000 acres at the Delta site and they are ony using a small portion of it. There are rumors that they may move their proving grounds there and/or build another sister plant to Delta. These speculations are not hard to beleive when you step back and look at the known facts about site size, and the large railhead also seems to confirm larger plans.
I realize there was already plenty of discussion about the fate of the old plants on UP, and for me, it really boils down to the fact that GM to my knowledge has never been so quick to tear dow old vacant plants. The sites are slated to be completely cleared within two years of their closing, which is very impressive. One thing I'm curious about is whether or not they are doing environmental clean-up...
And finally, What is to come of the Crafte Center and the Metal Fabricating Plant? GM origionally stated that the Metal Fabricating Plant would be the first to close, now it remains open (I think) and the closing date seems to be continually getting pushed back. And the Crafte Centre has been closed for some time, with rumors of a custom car company taking it over, I forget their name though. Like I said, I just want to hear others input, speculation, and/or knowledge about this stuff.