Manufacturing

GM Laying Off More Workers in Delaware

2009 Saturn Sky

Andrew Eder from the Delaware News Journal: In the midst of a fight for survival, General Motors Corp. is laying off more workers in Delaware as the automaker slows production at its Boxwood Road assembly plant. GM spokesman John Raut said 90 employees will be affected by a "re-rate" at the 62-year-old factory near Newport, where the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky are assembled.

UAW Worries About GM Plant in Spring Hill

Aerial Photo of the Former Saturn Plant

Associated Press from Forbes: Auto industry analysts suggest General Motors' Spring Hill plant could become vulnerable as the Obama administration makes steeper demands in return for federal financial support, and workers say they are nervous. President Barack Obama had said GM's initial plans to become viable didn't go far enough.

General Motors Purge Spreads to Canada

Derek Abma from the Financial Post: Windsor's Transmission Plant will shut down for a week starting Monday as GM adjusts inventory. When the plant reopens February 23, the 1000 unionized production workers will start rotating layoffs that are expected to continue indefinitely as a result of slumping vehicle sales.

GM Bowling Green Expansion on Hold

2009 Saturn Sky

Jere Downs from the Courier Journal: Plans announced last year to move 2,000 GM jobs from Wilmington, Delaware, to Bowling Green appear to be on hold, United Auto Workers Local 2164 President Eldon Renaud said yesterday. "The future does not look good for that right now," Renaud said in an interview of the plan to add the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky to the Corvette factory by 2012.

No 2009 Astra for U.S. Customers, 2010 Model Due Later this Year with New Options

If you've been on the lookout for a 2009 Saturn Astra, you can stop looking (that is unless you live in Canada, where Saturn is reportedly selling them). Due to the large number of 2008 Astras still in stock - about 5,500 units - Saturn is canceling plans to build a '09 model for the U.S. market.

On the Auction Block: 1 Millionth Saturn

On the Auction Block: 1 Millionth Saturn

This green '95 Saturn SC2 coupe was the one millionth Saturn built. It was manufactured in Spring Hill, Tennessee and just released from GM's private collection. This special Saturn will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona next week.

On the Auction Block: 2 Millionth Saturn

On the Auction Block: 2 Millionth Saturn

This bright red '99 Saturn SC2 coupe was the two millionth Saturn built. It was manufactured in Spring Hill, Tennessee and just released from GM's private collection. This special Saturn will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona next week.

Video: Senator Corker's Enthusiastic Tour Through GM's Saturn Plant in 2007

Aerial Photo of the Former Saturn Plant

Automotive News: U.S. Senator Bob Corker emerged as a harsh critic of General Motors and the UAW during Congressional debate over an industry bailout last year. "GM is spiraling downward," said the freshman senator in November. But Corker was once an enthusiastic proponent of GM - or sure sounded like it. A video circulating on YouTube shows just how enthusiastic he was.

Spring Hill Workers, Businesses Worry About Idle General Motors Plant

G. Chambers Williams III from the Tennessean: Another temporary closure of the GM plant here until at least February 9 has spread anxiety among workers and nearby business owners who rely on consumer spending by GM's local workers to bring profits to their stores.

Anger Grips Spring Hill Auto Workers

Peter Whoriskey from the Washington Post: As the workers and residents of this small town that launched the Saturn automobile see it, there are several villains in the collapse of the automakers' rescue plan. But what stuns many in this place defined by the GM auto plant and its 4,200 workers is that no person played a larger role in the demise of autoworker hopes than their own Senator Bob Corker, who is now regarded by some here with the kind of disdain reserved for traitors.

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2007.5 Opel Astra Press Release

Saturn will offer a nearly identical version of the new Opel Astra beginning late next year. More information about the Saturn Astra will be available during the 2007 Chicago Auto Show in February. No additional information about which features described below will be offered on Saturn's version have been provided.