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VALLEY NEWSWATCH

April 27, 1993

WHITE ELEPHANT: The future remains dim for the closed General Motors auto assembly plant in Van Nuys. . . . Given the glut of commercial real estate, the antiquated plant could become one of the biggest industrial real estate white elephants in Los Angeles, real estate experts say. Another problem: the few auto makers opening new plants are concentrating on the Midwest and the Southeast to be closer to parts suppliers. . . . See Valley Business, page 4.

On the Skids

Car plants closed in Southland since 1970. Plant: Jobs lost General Motors, Van Nuys (Closed August, 1992): 2,600 General Motors, South Gate (Closed April, 1982): 2,550 Ford, Pico Rivera (Closed February, 1980): 1,670 Chrysler, City of Commerce (Closed July, 1971): 1,300

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