COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Manufacturing in Branch County continues to hold its own and then some as Michigan in general has led the nation in that sector of the economy with the best turnaround from the recession. And there’s more news that should fuel that rebound even more. All three Michigan-based automakers based posted double-digit July sales increases compared with the same month a year ago.
Largely driven by a 51% leap in full-size pickup sales, General Motors marked the highest boost with a 16% jump. Chrysler and Ford each posted sales gains of 11% for the month making this the best July for both since 2006.