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Just got back from visiting relatives in Detroit. While we were there, we went to the Ford museum and also did the F-150 assembly plant tour at Rouge River. Cool stuff! Does anyone know if Cadillac offers tours of thier assembly plant?
 

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hmmm...i'mm e-mail my friend at GM right now and ask. he might be able to atleast point me in the right direction. about 10 years ago you could basically take a tour of any plant around here...but lately companies have really slashed that almost completely. i'll try and research it though...
 

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hmmm...i'mm e-mail my friend at GM right now and ask. he might be able to atleast point me in the right direction. about 10 years ago you could basically take a tour of any plant around here...but lately companies have really slashed that almost completely. i'll try and research it though...
Just think, a CTS owners meet in Detroit. We all get to tour the plant, then hopefully get a chance to push our influence for future models/options :lildevil: .
 

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thats what i'm talking about.

it would be great for me...i'm like 15 minutes from the gm tech center, 35 from milford (proving grounds), 10 minutes from warren (assembly plant) and about an hour from lansing (cts/v/srx/sts).

heres a snippet about the plant...
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The Cadillac CTS is built at the General Motors Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan, alongside the 400hp V8 powered CTS-V (the most powerful Cadillac production car ever), SRX luxury crossover vehicle and STS luxury saloon. The plant is one of the most advanced, state-of-the-art assembly plants in the world. It was awarded the prestigious Gold Plant Award as a leader in initial vehicle quality among luxury nameplates, following the 2004 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study.
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can't say i'd necessarily plan a meet in michigan during winter. people would have a sh-t fit. spring would be nice...no?
 

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TripleOught said:
thats what i'm talking about.

it would be great for me...i'm like 15 minutes from the gm tech center, 35 from milford (proving grounds), 10 minutes from warren (assembly plant) and about an hour from lansing (cts/v/srx/sts).

heres a snippet about the plant...
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The Cadillac CTS is built at the General Motors Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan, alongside the 400hp V8 powered CTS-V (the most powerful Cadillac production car ever), SRX luxury crossover vehicle and STS luxury saloon. The plant is one of the most advanced, state-of-the-art assembly plants in the world. It was awarded the prestigious Gold Plant Award as a leader in initial vehicle quality among luxury nameplates, following the 2004 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study.
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can't say i'd necessarily plan a meet in michigan during winter. people would have a sh-t fit. spring would be nice...no?
They need to update the info. The STS-V is now the most powerful Cadillac with the SC NorthStar @ 469HP:)
 

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You can see the XLR's being built at the Bowling Green Plant along with the vettes. They only show the cars after the body is droped on the frame though. Than you see them putting the interior and door panels on as well as the exhaust and lighting. It's pretty neat stuff. I would encourage everyone to do this once. It's pretty fasinating how much the employees never have to really strain to do a thing as the have machines and such that do most of the work. They pretty much just pull the trigger and the parts are on the car.
 

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DDS rollin a CTS said:
Just think, a CTS owners meet in Detroit. We all get to tour the plant, then hopefully get a chance to push our influence for future models/options :lildevil: .
If you are in Detroit it is a long walk to Lansing where the cars are assembled. :yup:
 

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You can see the XLR's being built at the Bowling Green Plant along with the vettes. They only show the cars after the body is droped on the frame though. Than you see them putting the interior and door panels on as well as the exhaust and lighting. It's pretty neat stuff. I would encourage everyone to do this once. It's pretty fasinating how much the employees never have to really strain to do a thing as the have machines and such that do most of the work. They pretty much just pull the trigger and the parts are on the car.
I've wanted for years to visit Bowling Green for the Corvette tour and visit The Corvette Museum. I just gotta do it!!:eek:
 

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Been to the Corvette plant in 2002. Its very interesting tour.






New Tour Procedures
To ensure a reservation we highly recommend booking your tours online through our online booking system. There will also be a kiosk for walk in customers. The walk up kiosk will not ensure a reservation as the plant has a restricted number of visitors per day.
Checks are not accepted for tours!
About Our Tours
Watch the fascinating assembly process of America's favorite sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette, and catch a glimpse of the Cadillac XLR in a one mile walking tour. Observe as robots weld the steel structure and our dedicated workforce adds parts in Trim and Chassis. See an engineering marvel as the chassis and body come together in "marriage." Witness the birth of new Corvettes at First Start and the thrilling drive off the end of the line. We are a handicapped accessible facility.
Days and Times
Public Tours are available twice a day, Monday through Friday, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. CST. Please be on time, as tour groups fill up quickly. Reservations for groups of 10 or more can be made online through the tour reservation system.
How to Get Tour Information
Keep up to date on the status of plant tours by checking back with this site. Internal business matters can cause cancellation of tours, so it's best to call ahead. If your schedule is already booked you will be notified of cancellations.

What to Wear/ What NOT to Bring
Closed toe shoes (NO sandals) are a requirement for all visitors. No cameras, backpacks, purses, fanny packs or other containers may be brought into the plant except by special request (for medical reasons, etc.) Also, all electronics devices such as cell phones, camera phones, PDAs, walkie-talkies, etc. must be left in your car.

Age Restrictions
Children must be seven years or older. School groups must be fourth grade or above.
Plant Shutdowns
Tours are closed on most major holidays and during the first two weeks in July. Tours may also be cancelled during pre-production of future models or due to unexpected business matters.
No tours will be available March 25, 2005.
No tours will be available March 28, 2005.
No tours will be available May 27, 2005.
No tours will be available May 30, 2005.
No tours will be available the week of July 4, 2005.
No tours will be available the week of July 11, 2005.
No tours will be available September 5, 2005.
No tours will be available November 8, 2005.
No tours will be available November 14, 2005.
No tours will be available November 24, 2005.
No tours will be available November 25, 2005.
No tours will be available the week of December 26, 2005.

Directions
We are just off I-65 at exit 28.
Approximately 60 miles north of Nashville and 110 miles south of
Louisville.

Location
600 Corvette Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
 

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I toured the Lansing Grand River plant 2 or 3 years ago when it was fairly new. It was a stop on the "Be A Tourist in Your Own Town" program. I don't know if they still have the program, but it was fun. I believe it's a national type of program. The tour was 15-20 minutes and walked you thru the assembly part of the plant, where the production line was stopped and you could see the progression of the CTS's that were on the line (back then the CTS was the only vehicle in production at that time). Line workers were also on hand to answer questions about the CTS and the brand new plant. It was a super cool tour!
 
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