GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson said Wednesday that the company filed documents late Tuesday in U.S. bankruptcy court in New York saying the Shreveport complex, employing 950 people, had been assigned to the old GM.
Shreveport had previously been left off the list of old plants not needed because GM was still in the midst of negotiations for the sale of Hummer to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company.
The deal with the Chinese truck makers is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to court and regulatory approvals.
As part of the deal, GM has agreed to continue building the H3 and HT for the successor company until 2012.
GM will also halt production of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon built there by the summer of 2012.
Wilkinson was careful not to say GM was dropping out of the compact truck market. “We’re not saying where those will go,” he said. “We’re not saying what the next step is,” (for mid-sized pick up trucks) he said. “It’s a fairly complex issue,” he said.