General Motors is bringing 1800 jobs to the St. Louis area after closing down it's plant in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Wrap: General Motors announced Thursday it will expand it's Wentzville plant doubling the plant's employment over the next three years.
Wentzville Mayor Paul Lambi says he believes the expansion will not only create jobs but will have a major effect on the community.
|Description: This could have a billion dollar impact over the next three years in the region. That’s why its such big news. It's not specifically those assembly line jobs, it’s what they create."|
GM will give first preference to hiring recently laid-off employees.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jenner Smith.
The Wentzville GM plant will begin expansion this January, creating 1800 jobs over the next three years.
Wrap: General Motors announced Thursday it will invest nearly 400 million dollars in the expansion of its Wentzville plant beginning in 2012.
The plant will add a second shift of workers and begin building GM's Colorado midsize pickup.
Wentzville GM Personnel Director Ranae Tallon says the plant has waited nearly two years for the agreement.
|Description: "The momentum is still building. Then today with the announcement of the new product, people are excited, people are enthusiastic. We’re a happy plant."|
This expansion comes after the closing of GM's Shreveport plant and will take about fifteen months to complete.