According to Mark Hawkins, chairman of UAW Local 598, General Motors is in talk with Isuzu to sell its medium-duty trucks business. Hawkins says that the move comes as GM plans to come with a long-range viability plan it must present to the U.S. Department of Treasury on Feb. 17th.
GM is talk in to Isuzu about a deal for the commercial trucks it builds at the Flint Assembly plant. Hawkins said that a part of the deal will include a provision that will keep work at the Flint plant until 2014.
“I don”t know if it”s a good thing. It”s better than the alternative,” he said. “This keeps the work here.”
Talks between GM and Navistar International Corp. to acquire the U.S. automakers medium-duty unit fell through last summer.
Source: Detroit Free Press