David Hollister

Second Shift

David Hollister

Talk: Second Shift

'Second Shift: The Inside Story of the Keep GM Movement' details the complexities of an automotive industry rapidly transforming due to external economic and market forces; a community reliant upon a local manufacturing facility scheduled to be added to a long list of plant shutdowns; a variety of factions and personalities at odds with the City of Lansing; and a Mayor committed to persuading GM to reverse course on its decision. Even deeper than that though, are the recurring themes of teamwork, collaboration and determination that can be applied to drive any business negotiation to success. www.film.secondshift.org

David Hollister

David Hollister served as Lansing Mayor from 1993 to 2003. One of his most memorable projects was convincing General Motors to build the Grand River Assembly Plant. When Hollister was informed that GM intended to pull production out of Lansing, his strong commitment to strengthening the local economy drove him to rally the many regional stakeholders & take whatever action was necessary to keep GM.

Second Shift

The dynamic, collaborative management model that saved a U.S. manufacturing city

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