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Alexander, Corker pitch Spring Hill plant



May 6, 2009

Alexander, Corker pitch Spring Hill plant



Gannett Washington Bureau


WASHINGTON — Tennessee Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker got a chance to pitch for survival of the Spring Hill plant during a meeting Wednesday with new General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson.

The carmaker is planning to close several more plants, shed another 21,000 jobs and dump its Pontiac brand as part of a restructuring designed to win further taxpayer support.

Corker said he expects a decision on which plants will close within 30 days. He said the Spring Hill plant was brought up three times during the joint meeting with several other senators.


"He is very, very aware of all the attributes of the plant," Corker said of Henderson.


"GM and its Saturn plant have been a critical part of Tennessee automotive history, and we are working hard to help make it part of our state’s future," Alexander said in a written statement.


Henderson met Tuesday with Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Brentwood, and Lincoln Davis, D-Pall Mall.

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