General Motors

mahindra plant in Kandivali
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Indian conglomerate Mahindra is looking at a massive former manufacturing site in Flint, Michigan, for a new auto plant that could create up to 2,000 jobs.

Detroit auto show
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In recent years, Detroit automakers have been at relative peace with the United Auto Workers union because times have been good and profit-sharing checks have been fat.

General Motors Flint Assembly employees Al Havens and Dan Hippensteel work on a Chevrolet Silverado 2500
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General Motors Co. has announced it's investing more than $4.2 billion in assembly plants in Indiana, Michigan and Texas to prepare for the launch of its next generation of pickups and SUVs.

GM Flint Vehicle Assembly Plant
GM Media

General Motors says it will spend $150 million so it can make more heavy-duty pickup trucks at its Flint, Michigan, assembly plant.

Lansing Grand River Assembly
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This week, the Cadillac division of General Motors will take the wraps off two new models in their V-Series, vehicles that will be built at the Lansing Grand River assembly plant.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Cadillac Product Manager for Future Performance Sedans Ken Kornas about the CT4-V and CT5-V, models heading to showrooms next year.


General Motors
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General Motors is recalling over 368,000 pickups and other trucks worldwide after 19 reports of fires caused by engine block heater cords.

GM Announces Jobs, Electric Vehicle After Trump Criticism

Mar 22, 2019
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Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit.

The Henry Ford Museum
Manuel Barberena

One of General Motors' first self-driving test vehicles is going on display at an automotive history museum in suburban Detroit.

General Motors
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General Motors is extending the life of its only Detroit factory until early next year.

Auto plants and other big energy users throughout Southeast Michigan are shutting down or limiting operations due to a natural gas shortage caused by a fire and frigid weather.

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The Canadian auto workers union is asking people in Canada and the U.S. to boycott General Motors vehicles made in Mexico.

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The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories.

General Motors
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The General Motors' massive 14,000-person layoff announced last month might not be as bad as originally projected.

Aerial view of auto assembly plant
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Last week, General Motors announced plans to close three production plants and phase out models like the Impala and the electric Volt.

The Lansing area’s two GM plants were spared, but what might the future hold for local production?

Micheline Maynard is a veteran journalist and author who has written extensively about the Detroit carmakers.


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