1981: Michigan Supreme Court allows Detroit to demolish up to 1,500 homes, more than 140 businesses, a hospital and 6 churches in Poletown neighborhood for construction of Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly. Former Dodge Main plant is demolished on Hamtramck side of site.
1985: Production begins. Vehicles built in plant’s first 25 years include the Cadillac Seville, Eldorado and DeVille; Buick Riviera, LeSabre and Lucerne; and Oldsmobile Toronado.
2010: Chevy Volt production begins
2013: Chevy Impala production begins
2015: Cadillac CT6 production begins
2016: Buick LaCrosse production begins
March 2017: GM eliminates second shift
November 2018: GM “unallocates” D-Ham, Lordstown Assembly, Oshawa Assembly and transmission plants in Michigan and Maryland
February 2019: GM postpones end of production from June 2019 to January 2020
March 2019: Volt, LaCrosse production end
October 2019: UAW ratifies contract that keeps D-Ham open with $3 billion investment
January 2020: CT6 production to end
February 2020: Impala production to end
2021: Electric pickup, van production to begin
2023: Electric GMC Sierra, Cadillac Escalade production to begin
Source: GM, LMC Automotive, Automotive News research