The companies planning to build a parts plant for lightweight cars have scheduled a news conference Tuesday in Seattle with Gov. Chris Gregoire, who has been trying to locate the factory at Moses Lake.

Moses Lake City Manager Joseph Gavinski told The Columbia Basin Herald on Friday that nothing has been said to the city about being selected.

But former Mayor Ron Covey received an invitation to the news conference and said it looks like the plant will be located in Grant County.

It would bring about 180 new jobs.

SGL Group and BMW AG have been looking at Moses Lake and at a location in Canada for a carbon fiber plant that would make parts for an electric car being developed by BMW.

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