Indiana Hopes To Draw Police Car Maker

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Residents of an eastern Indiana city are hopeful that a police car manufacturer has picked it for a potential 1,300-worker factory.

Signs around Connersville are promoting a Wednesday rally with Gov. Mitch Daniels at a former Visteon plant that officials of Atlanta-based Carbon Motors Corp. have visited while considering sites in several states to build high-tech police cars.

Michigan-based Visteon stopped production in 2007 at the factory, which once employed more than 3,000 people.

Carbon Motors spokesman Stacy Dean Stephens says company officials will attend the rally but wouldn't reveal whether a decision would be announced.

Connersville resident Beth Pea says many of her relatives used to work at Visteon and they are excited at the prospect of the company's decision.

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