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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Eating your young - General Motors couldn't find its ass with both hands

i visited the saturn facility a number of years ago and was vastly impressed with the fact that a hide-bound company like gm could create a greenfield start-up and give it enough freedom and autonomy to actually succeed... at the time, i was working with united airlines, a company that was essentially trying to do the same thing with shuttle by united and the indianapolis maintenance base... interestingly enough, at that time, the concerns and obstacles cited by the saturn employees were exactly the same as those being cited by those working on the shuttle product and those folks - like me - who were feverishly trying to make a success out of the new maintenance base, namely, being ground into dust by the need for the home office folks to do everything by THEIR book rather than allowing something new and different to flourish...


tragically, gm has decided to torpedo the best thing it ever had going for it...

what a bunch of fools...

General Motors Co. said Wednesday it would shut down its Saturn brand after an agreement with Penske Automotive Group Inc. to acquire it fell apart.

Penske, citing concerns of whether it could continue to supply vehicles after a manufacturing contract with GM ran out, ended talks with GM Wednesday to acquire the brand.

GM CEO Fritz Henderson said in statement that Saturn and its dealership network will be phased out.


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