Monday, 13 January 2014 03:25
A second new mid-size pickup truck will begin rolling off the assembly line at General Motors' Wentzville plant later this year. In November, GM had announced plans to build the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck at its Wentzville plant. Sunday, GM unveiled the 2015 GMC Canyon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It too will built in Wentzville.
Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione says the city is already seeing some benefits from the new truck lines. "They started hiring some people and they brought back some people who were laid off or moved out of the state," he said.
Guccione says all the 1,400 to 1,800 new jobs at the GM plant is good for the entire community because those employees patronize other local businesses. "They go out to eat in our local restaurants. They buy homes in here," he said. "They go to the local vendors to buy products and services. So it's helped us tremendously."
Guccione says the city's tax incentives and it's educated workforce were key factors in GM investing in its Wentzville plant.
The current product, full-size vans, and the new mid-size trucks will be built concurrently on the same assembly line.
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