(WLNS) – The company Kirchhoff Van-Rob says next year they are moving to Watertown Township to make car parts for General Motors.
6 News Amanda Gilbert tells us what that means for the region.
Soon this building will be filled with sounds of an auto production line.
Auto supplier Kirchhoff Van-Rob will be making parts for Lansing’s General Motors next year and adding at least 125 jobs during the first six months it’s open.
“We are very thankful that you are having an impact on well over 100 families.”
“You feel like Santa Clause a little bit.”
Next month they will be manufacturing the parts rights here. And they say what’s so great about this location is it’s less than 6 miles from Lansing’s GM.
“I mean any time there’s any questions or anything like that I mean you can get in your car and be there in 5 minutes right.”
Kirchoff Van-Rob will be working on parts for the new Chevrolet Traverse and Chevrolet Camaro, bringing added change to GM’s progress.
“Especially for the Lansing area. You know I think Lansing and Flint have been really hard hit.”
“I think you’ll see that GM is going to keep growing and growing and growing and they have a nice portfolio going forward.”
“Moving the Camaro platform out here is a big, big step.”
Kirchhoff Van-Rob adds they will be making parts ranging from dash panels to wheel wells.
They are planning are expanding the building and adding even more jobs once things get rolling.
Amanda Gilbert is an intern at WLNS-TV/6 News