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GM Closing Indiana Semi-Conductor Plant

Aging technology too cost prohibitive to replace, company says.

by on Nov.30, 2016

GM is closing its semi-conductor plant in Kokomo, Indiana, mid-year next year.

After six years of employment stability, the layoff notices are starting to pile up at General Motors.

GM has announced that by the middle of 2017 it will eliminate 160 jobs at a semiconductor plant in Kokomo, Indiana. The layoff notices in Kokomo followed GM’s announcement that it would drop the third shift, employing 2,000 workers at the big Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant in northeastern Ohio.

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GM Kokomo will begin winding down its semiconductor production operations shortly, leaving about 20% of the plant’s employees idled. An estimated 100 hourly and 60 salaried positions will be affected by the production changes (more…)