In Michigan
5:15 pm
Wed June 10, 2009

GM to build small car in Mich., Tenn. or Wis.

Detroit, MI – General Motors Corp. has narrowed down the locations where it could build its new small car to factories in either Michigan, Tennessee or Wisconsin.

The automaker says it is in talks with federal and state
officials in those states about selection criteria.

GM is considering plants in Orion Township, Mich., Spring Hill, Tenn., or Janesville, Wis., as possible sites. Those Michigan and Tennessee factories are set to end production this fall but will remain on "standby," meaning workers can be called back if the company needs to increase production.

The Wisconsin plant shut down in April.

GM originally planned to build a new small car in China. Last month it said it would build it in the U.S. as a union concession.

GM has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since last week.