GM announces 1,260 new jobs coming to Wentzville plant

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Posted on November 3, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 3 at 9:21 PM

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(KMOV.com) -- General Motors' Vice President of Labor Relations, Cathy Clegg, announced on Thursday that the Wentzville plant will produce the Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck and will fill over 1,200 to do it.

The Wentzville plant is getting a $380 million upgrade for production of the Colorado truck.

General Motors representatives said they would make a "positive news announcement" at 11 a.m. regarding the Wentzville assembly plant and the news is definitely good news to those out of work.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Wentzville Mayor Paul Lambi were in attendance along with a number of high ranking GM officials.  

General Motors has already started to bring back laid off workers to start a second shift of the Chevy Express and GMC Savana vans.

The Chevrolet Colorado is currently made in Shreveport, Louisiana, but that plant is scheduled to close in 2012.  This news comes after GM made plans to expand the Wentzville assembly plant to accommodate the new operation.

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