GM hands over keys to Shreveport plant

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General Motors LLC is officially gone from Shreveport.

The automaker closed its Shreveport plant in August. It officially handed over the facility on Friday to the RACER Trust. The acronym stands for Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response. RACER took over 89 GM-owned facilities in 14 states after the company declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The automaker is still leasing a very small area to hold some equipment until it can be moved.

RACER’s redevelopment manager, Bruce Rasher, said several possible buyers have expressed interest in the plant since the Trust began marketing it in April 2011. “Some are still in discussions; and a few are seriously evaluating,” Rasher said. “But we do not have any buyers or tenants yet.”