GM Plant Closings Announced

Here is the official list of GM Plant Closings
General Motors today released its latest list of impending plant closings as it looks to restructure in bankruptcy. GM did not disclose where it would build the small car it plans to produce in the United States.

Orion, Mich. Standby Capacity – September 2009
Pontiac, Mich. Close – October 2009
Spring Hill, Tenn. Standby Capacity – November 2009
Wilmington, Del. Close – July 2009
Grand Rapids, Mich. Close – June 2009 (previously announced)
Indianapolis, Ind. Close – December 2011
Mansfield, Ohio Close – June 2010
Pontiac, Mich. Standby Capacity – December 2010
Livonia Engine, Mich. Close – June 2010
Flint North Components, Mich. Close – December 2010
Willow Run Site, Mich. Close – December 2010
Parma Components, Ohio Close – December 2010
Fredericksburg Components, Va. Close – December 2010
Massena Castings, N.Y. Closed – May 1, 2009 (previously announced)
Warehousing & Parts Distribution Centers
Boston, Mass. Close – December 31, 2009
Jacksonville, Fla. Close – December 31, 2009
Columbus, Ohio Close – December 31, 2009
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GM Plant Closings Announced — 2 Comments

  1. A very sad thing indeed not only for those who work at those plants but for all the businesses large and small that depend on having those plants up and running in order to survive (right down to the local diner that served 24 hour breakfasts to the 2nd and 3rd shift workers if you know what I mean).

    For GM itself (and Chrysler for that matter) I have no sympathy because they deserve none. They weren’t blind to what was happening, they knew what they should have been doing over the past 3+ decades but instead they kept rolling out inefficient, low quality cars with minimum warranties and charging a premium for them while they sat on their collective rear ends and raking in profits that they knew wouldn’t last. And all the while they watched the non-US automakers make huge advancements in automotive technology year after year. Hell, even Ford was smarter than that. Not much but enough to keep them rolling on their own for now.

    Hmm, didn’t expect this comment to turn into a rant but it did. It’s the unbelievable stupidity of the whole thing that pisses me off plus the fact that all of it could have been avoided.

    Kirk M…also wrote this…Spammers welcome me home

  2. Hey, glad you have you back!

    I agree. And since when did the local car dealer’s position in society rise to such a high level?

    A. When the media needed to “put a face” on this crisis, so they go to small town dealer in a store that hadn’t been remodeled since Dad started the biz.