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Updated: Monday, 01 Jun 2009, 3:22 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 01 Jun 2009, 11:46 AM CDT
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - General Motors says its assembly plant in Janesville is still in
the running to produce small cars.
GM spokesman Chris Lee said Monday Janesville is one of three plants designated as "standby" locations that will be considered for a small car production in the future. The other plants are in Orion, Mich. and Spring Hill, Tenn.
It's not clear when a decision would be made on which factory would handle possible production.
In negotiations with the United Auto Workers, GM agree to keep a factory open to make small cars that it planned to import.
The Janesville plant made large SUVs until the end of last year. Local union leaders have promoted the plant for any new production, citing their competitive labor contract.