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GM could reactivate standby plant

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Beth Wheelock
August 5, 2010

From the Gazette newsroom:


The Associated Press and Reuters report General Motors is considering reopening one of the manufacturing plants the company closed when it went through bankruptcy in 2009, CEO Ed Whitacre said on Thursday.


The Janesville plant is one of two designated as on “standby.” The other is in Spring Hill, Tenn. United Auto Workers Local 95 sources told the Gazette on Thursday that the indications to them are that if GM decides to re-open a plant, the Spring Hill plant would be the likely candidate.


Whitacre, addressing a Center for Automotive Research conference in northern Michigan, did not say which plant would be reactivated, or when.


Later, GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky, who was also at the conference, told reporters he could not say which plant would be considered for near-term reopening. Girsky would not confirm whether one of the two plants on standby was being considered for reactivation.


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