General Motors http://news.stlpublicradio.org en McCaskill Grills GM Head Over Safety Recalls http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-grills-gm-head-over-safety-recalls <p>Members of a Senate panel Wednesday accused General&nbsp;Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:26:47 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 34988 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Grills GM Head Over Safety Recalls Nixon Promotes Missouri Auto Jobs During Visit To Detroit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-promotes-missouri-auto-jobs-during-visit-detroit <p><em><strong>Updated noon Monday, Jan. <em>13</em></strong></em></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon joined Ford officials in Detroit on Monday to highlight the automaker’s production in Missouri, most notably its <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">2015 Ford F-150, which will be built at the company’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo</span>.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:06:16 +0000 Jo Mannies 32961 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Promotes Missouri Auto Jobs During Visit To Detroit General Motors expanding production at Wentzville plant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/general-motors-expanding-production-wentzville-plant <p>General Motors broke ground on Monday for a new $380 million expansion to its Wentzville Assembly Plant.</p><p>When GM declared Chapter 11 in 2009 the Wentzville plant <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1507978/KWMU.News/news.newsmain?action=feeds">was subject to talks of being shut down</a>. Few people envisioned a day like today when the company would be adding 500,000 square feet to Wentzville.</p><p>The company says the move will create some 1,000 new jobs, with priority given to workers from the soon-to-be closed plant in Shreveport, La.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 21:42:38 +0000 Adam Allington 3755 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org General Motors expanding production at Wentzville plant Wentzville plant will build the Chevy Colorado http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wentzville-plant-will-build-chevy-colorado <p><em>Updated 4:50&nbsp; p.m. with comments from Nixon, company and union officials, and employees.</em></p><p>The General Motors plant in Wentzville, Mo. got some welcome news this morning.</p><p>A $380 million investment in the plant, negotiated into the latest contract between GM and the United Auto Workers, means the Chevrolet Colorado will be built at the St. Charles County plant beginning some time next year.</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:12:24 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 2398 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wentzville plant will build the Chevy Colorado Morning headlines: Friday, October 7, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-october-7-2011 <p><strong>GM can move forward with expansion in Wentzville</strong></p><p>General Motors can move forward on a proposed $380 million expansion of its plant in Wentzville, now that a union has approved local work rules for the plant. <a href="http://bit.ly/obNHqz">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch&nbsp;</a> reports that members of United Auto Workers Local 2250 approved the four-year local work rules contract on Thursday. GM has said the expansion will create up to 1,850 jobs for the region. GM plans to build a new mid-size pickup at Wentzville as part of the expansion.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:26:54 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2206 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, October 7, 2011 Morning headlines: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-september-21-2011 <p><strong>Wentzville Mayor: news couldn&#39;t be better</strong></p><p>The United Auto Workers announced&nbsp;Tuesday that GM plans to invest $380 million and bring more than 1,800 jobs to its Wentzville plant as part of a proposed contract with the union.</p><p>Mayor Paul Lambi&nbsp;says&nbsp;he&#39;s hoping the union will ratify the contract on Monday.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 14:30:44 +0000 Julie Bierach, Maria Altman & The Associated Press 2093 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Union: GM may expand Wentzville factory, add 1,850 new jobs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-gm-may-expand-wentzville-factory-add-1850-new-jobs <p>Gov. Jay Nixon says he is strongly encouraged by news that General Motors may expand its factory in the eastern Missouri city of Wentzville.</p><p>The United Auto Workers said Tuesday that GM plans to invest $380 million and bring 1,850 new jobs to the Wentzville plant as part of a proposed contact deal with the labor union. Plans call for the addition of a second shift to produce full-size vans. The factory also would start making a midsize pickup truck.</p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:25:11 +0000 The Associated Press 2091 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union: GM may expand Wentzville factory, add 1,850 new jobs