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GM to close Michigan plant

October 14, 2008|From Times Wire Services

The U.S. automotive sales slump worked its way to two Midwestern towns when General Motors Corp. said it would close a Michigan metal stamping plant and stop making sport utility vehicles in Wisconsin by the end of the year.

Workers at the Grand Rapids Metal Center were told that it would close by the end of 2009. The plant employs about 1,340 hourly and 180 salaried workers, a spokesman said.

In Janesville, Wis., workers got the news that SUV production at the plant, with 1,200 employees represented by the United Auto Workers, would end Dec. 23.

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