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Corewell Health plans service center at vacant GM site in Wyoming

Dorothy Albin
Screenshot from Wyoming Planning Commission
Rendering of Corewell Service Center in Wyoming

Corewell Health plans to build an $80 million service center in Wyoming to support operations statewide

Corewell Health has plans for former site of the General Motors plant on 36th Street near U.S. 131 in Wyoming.

“This consolidated service center when its all finished as a state-of-the-art consolidated service center will support the entire state of Michigan for Corewell Health.”

Sarai Vanderwood, Corewell’s vice president of operations, commented at the Wyoming planning commission meeting.

The center will house supply chain offices, a courier fleet, and mail services, with space for future needs. It will employ 240 people in three shifts, including weekends. Nicole Hofert, Wyoming’s director of community and economic development, says mailers went out to 300 residents who live within 600 feet of the site.

“This isn’t something the city would customarily do but because of the history of the site and the excitement around the project, we wanted to make sure that the neighbors knew about it.”

GM opened a Fisher Body plant on the site in 1936 but it had been vacant since the plant closed in 2009. Planning Commission Chairperson David Micele is pleased to recommend the City Commission approve the plan.

“Thank you for choosing Wyoming. We are very, very excited to have you guys here. We’re looking forward to working with you not only today but in the future. You made our day. You really made our day.”

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