General Motors Corp.'s Blue Macaw project — a blueprint for the automaker's Yellowstone program now on the backburner in the U.S. — will start production in Gravatai, Brazil, during the first half of 2000, following problems with the weather and the local government. Originally, the plant was expected to be up and running by mid-1999. “We had such a terrible weather conditions at the beginning of last year,” says Marcos Munhoz, executive director-worldwide purchasing, production and ...

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