Flint chevrolet plant 25 millionth car

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Flint chevrolet plant 25 millionth car

The factory should close up for good in May.. GM promised a new plant to

retain its workforce, although there are rumors that the plant is not as

well-equipped as GM wants people to believe.

Flint, Michigan: General Motors is set to announce a factory expansion

in the state of Michigan in Flint, the largest city in the nation with a

population of 99,000 people, according to a local newspaper. ten

Chevrolet, Malibu and Silverado trucks manufactured at the plant will

increase the total number of workers there to 4,000 by the end of 2010.

The factory is expected to have the capacity to produce up to 500,000

cars a year by 2014. Local communities fear the large number of

vacancies in the economy would drain the young workforce and then GM

would leave the city forever.

Chevrolet was founded by Louis Chevrolet, one of France's most successful

artists of the late 19th century, and manufactured his cars in the

French village of Creusot from 1899 to 1911. The corporate name is said

to be derived from the state of Chevrolet in Brazil where large

plantations of the car from Chevie were shipped. Chevrolet's cars are

known for their ability to tow, and the design is said to be influenced

by the Parisian cyclist cycle, the bicycle, the steamboat and the


Chevrolet introduced the SS series of cars in 1930. The models were

produced until 1936, and under the leadership of Bertone, the bodywork

for these models remained attractive through the late 1970s. W 2001

Chevrolet recalled all their luxury cars and sued Toyota for

misrepresenting its product as "brand new". Many of the workers

attempting to open the doors saw a "new" car and became offended.

Chevrolet has had a long and successful relationship with Fiat during

the 19th century. At that time it was a major player in the fast

development of the automobile industry. By the early 1920s, a major

debate was whether to replace its UK headquarters in Port Sunlight with

a new factory near Regent's Park in London or to relocate to the

corporate headquarters on New York's Fifth Avenue. William Durant, a

Ford executive, convinced General Motors to opt for the latter, and a

New York plant was opened in 1923. The British assembly was closed in

1925, and the American factory expanded rapidly in the 1920s and 1930s

at a cost of $100 million.

GM got a huge boost in the early 1960s when Robert McNamara, a former

finance minister under President Kennedy and adviser to his administration, became president of the company.

The Mustang fastback, which had been introduced in 1964, became a

strategic move for the Detroit company in a land of muscle-car

competitors. In an effort to establish credibility in a market that

was dominated by the likes of Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler and Buick, and

to promote the more traditionally elegant product in the larger American

market, a stylish sports coupe was required. One of the first Detroit

executives to adopt a mid-life crisis, which resulted in a motorcycle,

Bob Macnab, proposed that a more sober-looking version of the

unfashionable but more desirable pre-eminent North American model

Bought at a bargain, the tooling for this new model was made available

to the engineers in Chevrolet's design studios.

The Gran Prix competed successfully at Le Mans from

1963-1967. Among the new designs was the Corvette, which was produced

from 1968 to 1984. The 1973 OPEC crisis, following the Organization of

Petroleum Exporting Countries' demand for $30 a barrel for oil, led to

major changes in the GM board, including the resignation of its chairman,

William C. Blyth. Due to his past successes as a defense contractor

through the use of British funding to build the U.S. Polaris missile

program, Blyth was persuaded to come to Detroit. He was granted "blank

cheque" authority to place $2 billion in GM shares, selling off any of

the shares back to the company at a later date. The "Blyth package"

changed GM's nature to that of a financial company.

Richard I. "Dick" Roberts, Jr. served as president of General Motors

from 2001 to 2005. His unpopularity in the industry was such that

numerous changes were made during his administration. Roberts also

increased corporate contributions to the campaign of President George

W. Bush in his 2004 reelection campaign.

In 2002, the GM Consumer and Financial Services (CFS) unit sold GM

Consumer Finance to Citicorp's CitiFinancial Corporation in a $1.3

billion deal to provide its services to GM's own credit card division,

GM Financial Services.21 sierpnia 2006 r. Citi kupił GM Financial

Usługi w umowie o wartości 7,6 miliarda dolarów, która była uważana za dobre dla obu

GM i bank. W 2003 roku Citi nabyła prywatną markę GM, Saturn,

od GM w celu zwiększenia sprzedaży samochodów GM.

GM zaczął tracić działalność w 2008 roku i do końca tego roku miał

został wyprzedzony jako największy producent samochodów w USA przez Toyota. GM

Kryzys miał jednak większy wpływ

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