Orion Assembly

Revised:2014-04-21

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Location:

4555 Giddings Road
Lake Orion, Michigan. 48359 United States

Year Opened:

1983

Facility Size:

4.3 million sq. ft.


Employee Information

Hourly:

1662

Salaried:

161

Total:

1823

Union Local:

UAW Local 5960


Facility Details

  • Complete assembly plant

General Motors Orion Assembly is currently producing the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano. Over its 29 year history, Orion team members have built more than 4.6 million vehicles for General Motors, while setting an industry record of continuous operation without a lost work day (10 million man hours, July 2008). The plant also holds the distinction of becoming the first GM facility to receive the Clean Corporate Citizen designation by the State of Michigan. The facility is located approximately 30 miles north of Detroit, Michigan.  Hourly employees are represented by UAW Local 5960.

Investments

  • 2010: $545 million – plant retooling for Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano programs

Products & Production

Products: Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano

Product Applications: Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano

Awards

  • 2012 – 2013: Chevrolet Sonic won the sub-compact segment in the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study
  • 2012: Chevrolet Sonic identified as a “Recommended Buy” by Consumer Reports
  • 2012: Buick Verano achieved a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2002 – 2013: Designated as a Clean Corporate Citizen by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) since 2002
  • 2008 – 2013: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Neighborhood Environmental Partner Award
  • 2008: J. D. Power Best in Class, Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2008: North America Car of the Year, Chevrolet Malibu

Community Involvement

  • 2012 – 2013: Actively involved in environmental initiatives within the local community, including: Adopt-A-Road, annual Electronic Waste Collection, and providing facility tours and river monitoring events with local middle school students. Donated over 500 shipping crates for the creation of urban gardens in Detroit

Economic Impact:                   
Wages: $131.7 million
Payroll Taxes: $23.3 million

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