Maybe it's just because I was there, in the middle of all the celebration.
But it seems that the big story in today's Buffalo News should have received more attention in other parts of the country. We all remember how many front pages blared the news when General Motors was in real danger of going out of business.
Now, with its federal loans in the bank -- and partly repaid -- the former titan of the manufacturing world seems to be stirring, right here in Tonawanda. Half a billion bucks and 500 jobs, at existing plants in legacy cities, not on plowed Georgia ground or in India.
Still, not a lot of coverage is evident from this morning's searching, or the rundown of front pages put up by The Newseum.
Here's what we had:
- GM begins rebirth with engine plant in Tonawanda - The Buffalo News [Buffalo News Live]
General Motors, on its deathbed just a year ago, announced a half-billion-dollar investment in its U.S. facilities Thursday, with almost all of the money going to its engine plant in the Town of Tonawanda.
The $425 million investment is expected to create 470 jobs at the plant and ensure its future as the producer of GM's next-generation engine — the fuel-efficient, four-cylinder Ecotec.
I'll file more later.
-- George Pyle/The Buffalo News