New workers will start at the Wentzville plant in January.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Gov. Jay Nixon and Mayor Paul Lambi will attend the press conference.
Officials from General Motors and the United Auto Workers will be in Wentzville Thursday for a major announcement. GM is holding a press conference at 11 a.m. at the Wentzville GM Plant. The company's officials will be joined by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Wentzville Mayor Paul Lambi. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, GM will announce a $380 million expansion at the truck plant. The investment and expansion will add a second shift to the plant. The city of Wentzville previously approved the use of Chapter 100 bonds for the plant, which allow GM to abate some of the costs of the expansion. The additional shift is expected to add 400 jobs beginning in January. Some of those workers will come from a GM plant in Spring Hill, TN. The…
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
$2.5 billion investment centers on boosting domestic production, including a mid-size pickup truck; speculation centers on a new Chevrolet Colorado pickup version.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Voting opened early this morning and continues until 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Second shift, 1,850 jobs approved in new UAW contract.
After weeks of speculation, plans to add nearly 2,000 jobs at the GM plant in Wentzville have taken another step forward. According to KMOV, UAW workers approved a contract Monday which created a second shift and will add around 1,850 jobs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes the contract will run for four years and was approved by 83 percent of UAW members. Previously the Wentzville Board of Aldermen approved the use of Chapter 100 bonds for expansion at the plant. The bonds would abate tax on the construction and new equipment for a period of time. Check out our video tour of the Wentzville plant from a recent open house.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Remapping Debate looks at previous UAW contracts.