UPDATED - New Hummer Truck To Be Built At Shreveport GM Plant

General Motors said Tuesday it will spend $73 million on its Shreveport Truck Assembly Plant so it can build the company's new Hummer H3T.  We're told the HT3 will have about a 5 foot bed and will be between a small and large pick up. The hummer line of cars is also eco friendly.
Governor Kathleen Blanco was on-hand for the big announcement, she along with a host of media representatives as well as politicians and Caddo School Board members were given a tour of the plant.
While there Blanco also had a ceremonial bill signing of House Bill 633, which calls for the reduction of $1.28 million in taxes for the company. That's money that will stay in Shreveport, and at the plant. Money plant officials say will go towards improvement. An $8 million system is also in the works for the plant. 
Finally, General Motors also donated one of the H3 Hummers it builds to the American Red Cross.  The new truck will continue to help in the Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.
Story by Tania Francois