RUSHVILLE — CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An eastern Indiana city's three-year courtship with a company that proposed building high-tech police cars appears to have ended with the mayor's announcement he has a new buyer for an empty factory.
Connersville Mayor Leonard Urban briefed the City Council and the Board of Public Works Tuesday about "a buyer that wants to put jobs" in the factory that auto parts maker Visteon closed in 2007 and sold to the city two years later.
Carbon Motors announced it would hire 1,500 workers to build police cars in the plant but was rejected for a $310 million federal loan in March.
The Connersville News-Examiners reports (http://bit.ly/Q0oPaW) that Urban says the sale should close by Dec. 20. He'll reveal the buyer's name then.
Carbon Motors officials didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.