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WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) — All sides are expressing confidence in today’s UAW vote on General Motors’ four year contract proposal. Hanging in the balance is GM’s plan to bring 1,850 jobs and $380 million dollars in investment to the plant in Wentzville.

Wentzville Mayor Paul Lambi says bonds have already been approved and he’s encouraging union members to approve the contract.

Meantime, he says city officials continue their work to increase the number of available skilled workers for GM and other manufacturers.

“Our area consist of four counties of about 600,000 people and there is no place out here for that vocational training,” Lambi said.

Lambi says GM knows they’ve been working to attract a two year vocational-technical college. He says a possible site has already been identified.

If approved, workers at the Wentzville plant will build the next-generation Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon small pickups, products General Motors had planned to build outside the U.S.


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