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Buick City's future brightening in Flint

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The long vacant Buick City auto assembly plant site in Flint

The announcement this week that an Alabama company plans to build a pipe factory in Flint could help spur further investment in a former General Motors site there.

The 235 acre Buick City site is being marketed by the Racer Trust. The trust was set up to sell off abandoned General Motors properties. American Cast Iron Pipe is the first company to invest in Buick City.

Elliot Laws is with the Racer Trust. He says they’ll be blasting news of American’s plans to build in Flint to other potential investors…

“It’s a tremendous accomplishment for the city…[and] it’s going to make our job in bringing other companies here a lot easier,” says Laws.

Laws says he hopes to have an announcement about more investment in the site in the next six months.

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