Buick http://michiganradio.org en Buick City's future brightening in Flint http://michiganradio.org/post/buick-citys-future-brightening-flint <p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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…</p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 22:39:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15319 at http://michiganradio.org Buick City's future brightening in Flint Buick, oldest surviving U.S. brand, celebrates 110th http://michiganradio.org/post/buick-oldest-surviving-us-brand-celebrates-110th <p>Buick will be 110 years old on Sunday.&nbsp; But the brand nearly didn't survive.</p><p>In 2009, GM's bankruptcy forced the automaker to cut brands.&nbsp; The company tried to find buyers for Saturn, Hummer, and Saab, but eventually those sales fell through.</p><p>The company also decided it had to choose between Pontiac, and Buick.&nbsp; Pontiac's customers on average were younger - that's a desirable thing for a brand -&nbsp;and it was outselling Buick.&nbsp; Yet, GM chose Buick.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 21:55:08 +0000 Tracy Samilton 12616 at http://michiganradio.org Buick, oldest surviving U.S. brand, celebrates 110th GM: Best November since 2007 http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-best-november-2007 <p>General Motors says it had its highest November sales since 2007.</p><p>GM’s sales are up 3.4 percent over last year. Passenger cars are up 19-percent overall, with Buick bumping up 22 percent, and Cadillac sales up 30 percent.</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:23:52 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10189 at http://michiganradio.org GM: Best November since 2007 Car sales satisfaction up: J.D. Power http://michiganradio.org/post/car-sales-satisfaction-jd-power <p align="LEFT">Automakers and car dealerships are trying harder to please the customer in the showroom - and it's paying off, according to J.D. Power.</p><p align="LEFT">Chris Sutton of J.D. Power says sales satisfaction jumped 11 points from last year.</p><p align="LEFT">He says dealers are trying to make the negotiating process&nbsp;easier and faster.&nbsp; They're also working on the delivery experience.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:15:28 +0000 Tracy Samilton 10147 at http://michiganradio.org