UAW http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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