GM Cuts Initial Goals of Saturn Plant

Associated Press

General Motors’s Saturn car plant will employ about half as many people and make about half the cars originally estimated when it starts production in 1990, the division’s president said Thursday.

Although larger than first envisioned, the car produced by the newest division of the No. 1 U.S. auto maker still will be aimed at pushing back the growing market share held by imports, Saturn Corp.

Last year, GM Chairman Roger Smith said the Spring Hill, Tenn., plant would employ 6,000 workers and produce 500,000 cars in its first year of production.