GM's Targeted Factories Span Decades and Political Borders

(Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co.’s decision to close five North American factories by the end of 2019 puts more than 6,700 salaried and hourly jobs at risk, unless GM and its unions find some new products for them to build. GM also is discontinuing several models built at the plants. The reductions are part of a broader plan that may cut more than 14,000 jobs in all and includes shuttering two more factories outside North America.

GM's Targeted Factories Span Decades and Political Borders

Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly Plant (Michigan)

GM's Targeted Factories Span Decades and Political Borders

Products: Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Impala
Hourly Workers: 1,348
Salaried Workers: 194
End of Production: March 1 for LaCrosse and Volt; June 1 for CT6 and Impala
Opened: 1985
Size of Facility: 4.1 million square feet

Lordstown Assembly and Stamping Plant (Ohio)

GM's Targeted Factories Span Decades and Political Borders

Product: Chevrolet Cruze
Hourly Workers: 1,435
Salaried Workers: 183
End of Production: March 1
Opened: 1966
Size of Facility: 6.2 million square feet

Oshawa Assembly Plant (Ontario, Canada)

GM's Targeted Factories Span Decades and Political Borders

Products: Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac XTS; previous generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks
Hourly Workers: 2,600
Salaried Workers: 300
End of Production: Fourth quarter 2019
Opened: 1953; GM acquired original plant in 1918 in merger with Chevrolet
Size of Facility: 5.1 million square feet for manufacturing operations

Warren Transmission Plant (Michigan)

GM's Targeted Factories Span Decades and Political Borders

Products: Six-speed transmissions for Cadillac XTS, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Impala, Malibu and Volt. Also the front-wheel electric-drive unit for Volt
Hourly Workers: 265
Salaried Workers: 70
End of Production: Aug. 1
Opened: 1941; GM purchased in 1958
Size of Facility: 2.1 million square feet

Baltimore Operations (White Marsh, Maryland)

GM's Targeted Factories Span Decades and Political Borders

Products: Transmissions for full-size pickup trucks
Hourly Workers: 253
Salaried Workers: 57
End of Production: April 1
Opened: 2000
Size of Facility: More than 417,000 square feet

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