Thursday, June 25, 2009

GM Shreveport Plant to Close

We got word in Shreveport this week that our GM plant will be closing by mid-2012 if not sooner. The plant employs about 1,100 people at this time. It has been as high as 3,200. The Shreveport plant produces the Colorado, the GMC Canyon and the Hummer H3 and H3T.

U.S. Rep. John Fleming (R.) said the state's congressional delegation "will also aggressively work with Tengzhong, the Chinese buyer of the Hummer brand, to show the benefits of not only keeping the existing Hummer manufacturing at this plant, but also the possibilities for expanding their U.S. operations at this facility." Of course, that sale hasn't gone through yet. If it does go through, Shreveport would continue to produce the H3 and H3T until 2010 but anything after that is uncertain.

The Shreveport Times has the full story.

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