Gov. Jay Nixon spoke earlier today at the groundbreaking ceremony of expansion. The 500,000 square-foot addition will house GM’s new production line of a redesigned Colorado pickup truck as well as add a second shift of workers to produce GM’s Chevrolet Express and the GMC Savana vans. Nixon said the expansion will create 1,660 new local manufacturing jobs.
“It is absolutely no accident that the rebirth of the American auto-industry is occurring right here,” Nixon said. “For generations, Missouri workers have kept America moving forward, and today Missouri’s autoworkers are once again leading the way for our state, for our country and for the world. This is Missouri’s moment.”
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