Wentzville 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 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: 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 Shuttered Wentzville, Mo. Chrysler dealership back in business http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shuttered-wentzville-mo-chrysler-dealership-back-business <p><em>Updated 2:12 p.m. Feb. 28, 2011 with quotes from Mock (via AP).</em></p><p>Two years after <a href="http://www.chrysler.com/en/">Chrysler</a> shut down its dealership in <a href="http://www.wentzvillemo.org/">Wentzville, Mo.</a>, Century Motor Corp. is back in business.</p><p>Twenty-five people work there - about 20 fewer than when the dealership closed in May 2009.</p> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:01:29 +0000 The Associated Press 617 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shuttered Wentzville, Mo. Chrysler dealership back in business Wentzville prescription drug collection program going well http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wentzville-prescription-drug-collection-program-going-well <p>The <a href="http://www.wentzvillemo.org/police-department.aspx">Wentzville Police Department </a>says a program started last month to collect unused prescription medication has so far been a success.</p><p>The program helps keep medications from contaminating the water supply and to keep them away from children and others who might abuse them.</p><p> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 19:23:17 +0000 Julie Bierach 194 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wentzville prescription drug collection program going well