War Puts Breaks on Delta Plant?

By: Jeremy Ross
By: Jeremy Ross

Mayor David Hollister, Director of Michigan’s Consumer and Industry Services, says a long war with Iraq could halt the construction and completion of General Motors’ Delta Township Plant.

General Motors estimates the plant could bring thousands of jobs to the mid-Michigan area.

While concerns rest over the duration of a possible war, Hollister admits Lansing could be more insulated than most car producing towns.

He said Lansing’s production of smaller, less gas-guzzling cars could protect their piece of the auto industry.

Hollister further said a war of less than 30 days would not have a sever impact on the local automotive economy.

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