GM Offering Tours Of Wentzville Plant Wednesday | News
There could be good economic news coming out of the Wentzville General Motors plant very soon. The G.M. plant held its open house for the public today. Workers produce two full-size vans and they are selling well. Plant Manager John Dansby said, 'The volume keeps going up. We started out last year building 60 thousand vans per the schedule by the end of the year we were up to 90 thousand. And so far this year they`re asking for 108 thousand. So, with those types of volumes those types of numbers it looks very good for a second shift.'
A second shift could mean the addition of 600 good paying jobs. G.M. is also planting to invest billions of dollars at some of its plants across the nation. Wentzville officials are considering a tax incentive package to encourage G.M. to invest some that money here and possibly increase the size of the plant by five hundred thousand square feet. That increase could result in the production of a new vehicle.
Wentzville Mayor Paul Lambi said G.M. is vital to the community, 'It affects everything right down to the dry cleaners, the restaurants, the coffee shop and everybody in our community so it`s very big.'
We could know in about 12 months if G.M. plans to invest more money in the Wentzville facility.