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  • Plan to buy former GM plant approved in Caddo

    August 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish's Industrial Development Board is set to become the new owners of the former Shreveport General Motors assembly plant. The Times reports parish commissioners voted 11-1 Thursday to allocate $7.5 million in parish funds to purchase the facility, land and mineral rights of the 529-acre property. The... more »
  • Startup auto company moving into former GM plant

    January 3, 2013 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A startup car company called Elio Motors is moving into the former General Motors plant in Shreveport, where it would build three-wheeled, low-price vehicles. Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Thursday that Elio is buying part of the plant to assemble its unusual-looking car. The company says the two-seat... more »
  • GM auto sales drop 7 percent in August

    September 1, 2010 9:56 AM

    General Motors says its August sales dropped 7 percent compared with July, as the shaky economy discouraged customers from buying new cars and trucks. U.S. auto sales in July were a strong point for the economy, helping to boost consumer spending. But high unemployment and a declining stock market have... more »
  • Vehicle sales figures released

    October 1, 2009 1:31 PM

    Ford, Lincoln and Mercury third quarter sales showed a 10.5 percent increase in the Southeast area (including Baton Rouge) when compared to the same period a year ago. Auto manufacturers released their sales numbers for September today. For Ford go to: http://www.ford.com/about-ford/news-announcements/press-releases/press-releases-detail/pr-ford26rsquos-strong-new-products-31055 General Motors' third quarter numbers and September... more »

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