General Motors Corp. soon will be seeking a tax abatement on $139 million in real estate improvements from the Lansing, MI, City Council for its proposed Sigma plant there (see Ward's Automotive Reports — April 12, '99, p.5). Filings with the city's economic development council say the plant will employ 1,511 workers and build “a new sedan,” which will be the first of several vehicles. The facility will use “innovative manufacturing strategies,” according to a city spokeswoman. GM hopes to ...

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