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August 6, 1991 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Motors Corp. isn't saying what it plans to do with its Van Nuys assembly plant after it stops producing cars there next summer. But if the auto maker tries to sell the 100-acre site, could it find a buyer? With the beleaguered U.S. auto industry continuing to downsize, other American auto makers are out as potential buyers. And since the 44-year-old plant, with 2.
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December 11, 1999 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1945, when the San Fernando Valley was still largely populated by citrus groves, General Motors purchased land from the Panorama Ranch Co., to serve as the future home for a major auto production plant. That move, and similar actions by some of the biggest names in manufacturing, helped create a Valley region that would eventually be defined by the products it produced--cars, warplanes, even beer. On Dec.
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BUSINESS
December 3, 1991
General Motors Corp. says it is temporarily closing its Van Nuys assembly plant through December because of sluggish car sales. The plant shut down on Thanksgiving Day and will not resume production until Jan. 2, the company said. The plant is GM's source for the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird sports cars. GM already has announced plans to close the plant permanently next summer when it shifts production of the cars to its facilities in Canada.
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July 13, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kirin is a malty Japanese beer that loyalists find as fitting with sushi as with a cut of Kobe beef. But take a close look at that label. Kirin is brewed and bottled at the Anheuser-Busch plant in Van Nuys, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. The alternative--shipping Kirin across the Pacific--would reduce freshness while raising the cost substantially, company officials say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1999 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1945, when the San Fernando Valley was still largely populated by citrus groves, General Motors purchased land from the Panorama Ranch Co., to serve as the future home for a major auto production plant. That move, and similar actions by some of the biggest names in manufacturing, helped create a Valley region that would eventually be defined by the products it produced--cars, warplanes, even beer. On Dec.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During their recent campaigns for city offices, few candidates passed up the opportunity to make grand pronouncements about how they would restore the 2,600 jobs lost when the General Motors auto assembly plant closed in Van Nuys last August. A few even used the shuttered factory as a dramatic backdrop when announcing their candidacies.
BUSINESS
April 28, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During their recent campaigns for city offices, few candidates passed up the opportunity to make grand pronouncements about how they would restore the 2,600 jobs lost when General Motors closed its auto assembly plant in Van Nuys last August. A few even used the shuttered factory as a dramatic backdrop when announcing their candidacies.
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January 4, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idle General Motors plant in Van Nuys--since 1947 a symbol of the region's auto manufacturing strength--could become the birthplace of 21st-Century transportation technologies under a plan being floated by Assemblyman Richard Katz. A bill by the Sylmar Democrat that took effect Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kirin is a malty Japanese beer that loyalists find as fitting with sushi as with a cut of Kobe beef. But take a close look at that label. Kirin is brewed and bottled at the Anheuser-Busch plant in Van Nuys, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. The alternative--shipping Kirin across the Pacific--would reduce freshness while raising the cost substantially, company officials say.
BUSINESS
April 28, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During their recent campaigns for city offices, few candidates passed up the opportunity to make grand pronouncements about how they would restore the 2,600 jobs lost when General Motors closed its auto assembly plant in Van Nuys last August. A few even used the shuttered factory as a dramatic backdrop when announcing their candidacies.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During their recent campaigns for city offices, few candidates passed up the opportunity to make grand pronouncements about how they would restore the 2,600 jobs lost when the General Motors auto assembly plant closed in Van Nuys last August. A few even used the shuttered factory as a dramatic backdrop when announcing their candidacies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idle General Motors plant in Van Nuys--since 1947 a symbol of the region's auto manufacturing strength--could become the birthplace of 21st-Century transportation technologies under a plan being floated by Assemblyman Richard Katz. A bill by the Sylmar Democrat that took effect Jan.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1991
General Motors Corp. says it is temporarily closing its Van Nuys assembly plant through December because of sluggish car sales. The plant shut down on Thanksgiving Day and will not resume production until Jan. 2, the company said. The plant is GM's source for the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird sports cars. GM already has announced plans to close the plant permanently next summer when it shifts production of the cars to its facilities in Canada.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1991 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Motors Corp. isn't saying what it plans to do with its Van Nuys assembly plant after it stops producing cars there next summer. But if the auto maker tries to sell the 100-acre site, could it find a buyer? With the beleaguered U.S. auto industry continuing to downsize, other American auto makers are out as potential buyers. And since the 44-year-old plant, with 2.
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