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Demolition Teams Ready to Roll at GM’s Old Janesville Plant

New company looking to redevelop old plant.

by on Feb.13, 2018

GM's former plant in Janesville, Wisconsin appears to be on the verge of demolition and redevelopment.

A St. Louis-based development company is moving ahead with plans for the demolition of General Motors’ old assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, which was once of the most profitable factories in GM vast manufacturing portfolio.

The plant was still turning out full-sized Chevrolet sport utility vehicles when it closed for good in the middle of the bitter recession amid the financial crisis that forced GM to file for bankruptcy.

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The 4.8 million square-foot plant, which sits on 300 acres near the center of Janesville was sold in December 2017 to Commercial Development of St. Louis, Missouri. Commercial Development told local officials that it plans to re-develop the property. (more…)

GM Cutting 1K Jobs at Tennessee Plant

Move designed to cut down on rising inventories.

by on Sep.25, 2017

GM's Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant is laying off 1,000 workers as the company attempts to quell rising inventories.

General Motors plans to idle 1,000 workers at its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant as it, like other automakers, continues to grapple with weakening sales and an uncertain market.

GM is still calculating how many permanent and temporary workers will be furloughed, company officials. The layoffs, which will start after Thanksgiving, will be indefinite.

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The automaker also confirmed it will spend $294 million to update the factory to build a new compact sport-utility vehicle that will be sold by the Cadillac division.  (more…)