Mitsubishi To Announce Plans For Illinois Plant

President of Mitsubishi Motors North America is heading to its central Illinois plant to make a 'major manufacturing announcement.'

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- The president of Mitsubishi Motors North America is heading to the company's central Illinois plant to make what the company is billing as a "major manufacturing announcement."

Gov. Pat Quinn and labor leaders plan to join Shin Kurihara (SHIN' Koo-ree-HAH'-rah) at the facility early Friday.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports Quinn is expected to announce incentives for Mitsubishi to keep the plant operating.

Mitsubishi workers had accepted a wage cut tied to a company promise to bring in a new model for assembly at the plant.

Mitsubishi leaders also plan to join the Bloomington-Normal Electric Vehicle Task Force for a second press conference Friday on community plans to promote the use of electric vehicles. Normal plans to lease two Mitsubishi Motors electric vehicles.

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