It's remarkable that a local area Lansing man will be retiring soon from General Motors after working there for five decades.  Talk about putting in your time and then some.

His name is Steve Delaney and he is officially retiring from GM on June 1st, 2021.  We certainly hope his family, friends, and co-workers throw Steve a huge retirement party when the time is right.

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According to the Lansing State Journal:

Delaney first crawled into an Oldsmobile Toronado in the 1970s, when he worked the line manually installing dashboards in the luxury coupes.  A graduate of Waverly High school, he studied business for a year at Central Michigan University, but moved home and started at the plant to save up money for school.

Wow, I remember trying to get a job at General Motors back in the '70s and it just didn't work out.  Everyone back then wanted to work for GM.

My uncle retired from GM after 30 years of service and several of my friends who bowl with me on the Senior bowling leagues have retired from General Motors as well.  But none of them worked there for five decades.

Obviously Steve Delaney is a hard worker and deserves a great retirement.

Even though Delaney started in 1971, he accomplished quite a lot between then and now.

Lansing State Journal adds:

He eventually studied electromechanical engineering at Lansing Community College.  After 16 years on the line, he completed an electrician's apprenticeship at GM.  Today, he configures electrical components for Buick Enclaves and Chevy Traverses and keeps the robotic subassemblies running at Lansing DeltaTownship Assembly.

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