MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:45:17 +0000 GM makes jobs announcement after Trump criticism http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/b45a136e1e3f406282ab9ee8f3b48c4b Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. (March 22) b45a136e1e3f406282ab9ee8f3b48c4b Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:45:51 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT WXYZ, NO ACCESS DETROIT MARKET, NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS SHOTLIST: WXYZ - MUST CREDIT - NO ACCESS DETROIT - NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS Orion Township, Michigan - 22 March 2019 +++WHITE FLASHES BETWEEN SOUNDBITES+++ 1. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Barra, General Motors CEO:"I am incredibly pleased to announce this morning that General Motors will be investing 300 million dollars and adding 400 new jobs to this facility to produce an all new Chevrolet electric vehicle." +++WHITE FLASH+++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Barra, General Motors CEO"This new Chevrolet EV is part of a larger strategy to introduce several new battery electric vehicles during the next several years." +++WHITE FLASH+++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Barra, General Motors CEO "And it will be designed engineered and manufactured based on the advancements in our current architecture that supports the award winning Chevrolet Bolt EV, which we will continue to build at the Lake Orion facility." +++WHITE FLASH+++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Barra, General Motors CEO:"Over time we will ramp up marketing around EVs, focusing on increasing awareness and exposure for the Bolt EV, the industry's most affordable long-range electric vehicle." +++WHITE FLASH+++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Barra, General Motors CEO:"Today, General Motors is also announcing that we will invest 1.8 billion dollars in our U.S. manufacturing operations across six states, creating 700 new jobs, and supporting a total of twenty eight thousand jobs. And this includes the news at Orion here today." +++WHITE FLASH+++6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Barra, General Motors CEO:"So to reiterate and to make sure everyone understands General Motors is committed to supporting U.S. manufacturing including the great states of Ohio and Michigan." STORYLINE: Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant in Orion Township, Michigan, to manufacture a Chevrolet vehicle based on the battery-powered Bolt. GM wouldn't say when the new workers will start or when the new vehicle will go on sale, nor would it say if the workers will be new hires or come from a pool of laid-off workers from the planned closings of four US factories by January. The company also announced plans Friday to spend about another $1.4 billion at U.S. factories with 300 more jobs but did not release a time period or details. The moves come after last weekend's string of venomous tweets by President Donald Trump condemning GM for shutting its small-car factory in Lordstown, Ohio, east of Cleveland. During the weekend, Trump demanded that GM reopen the plant or sell it, criticized the local union leader and expressed frustration with CEO Mary Barra. A GM spokesman said the investment has been in the works for weeks. Indeed, GM has said it planned to build more vehicles off the underpinnings of the Bolt, which can go an estimated 238 miles on a single electric charge. The company has promised to introduce 20 new all-electric vehicles globally by 2023. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. (March 22) GM makes jobs announcement after Trump criticism