Rumors are putting the brakes on Janesville's hopes for small car production at its GM assmebly plant, with the prize going to Michigan instead. "Tremendous disappointment," says Tim Cullen with the GM Retention Task Force."I really had my hopes up, particulalry in the last week. I believed that we put in the best offer."
Eight year GM production worker Gary Schmidt says the task force put in overtime the project. "I think everybody did the job that they should have done. I guess it was all for naught," says Schmidt. Rich, a 28 year production worker who asked to have his last name withheld, wants to know why Janesville wasn't chosen. "What criteria did they (Michigan) come up with, within a month after they announced that they were gonna be closed, and we've been working on it for a year?"
Janesville city manager Eric Levitt still holds out hope that GM could chose Janesville for another line of vehicles. "If the announcment is what everyone is projecting right now, then I still believe that Janesville has won certain battles, and that our name is still their for a future product."