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UPDATE: Sources say GM plans to close or idle 12 more plants

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DETROIT (WKOW) -- General Motors announced plans to shut down two plants by the end of the year, in Michigan and in Delaware.

Along with those facilities in Pontiac and Wilmington, GM also plans to idle plants in Spring Hill, Tenn. and Orion, Mich.

Sources close to the restructuring process say the automaker will close nine more plants and idle three others in an effort to trim production and labor costs.

Powertrain plants in Livonia, Flint and Ypsilanti Township, Mich. will close next year, along with plants in Parma, Ohio and Fredericksburg, Va.

Stamping plants in Indianapolis and Mansfield, Ohio are also set to close. A stamping plant in Pontiac, Mich. will remain on standby.

GM says it will also close service and parts warehouses in Boston, Jacksonville, Fla., and Columbus, Ohio, by the end of this year

June 1, 2009 U.S. GM Manufacturing Optimization Plan Actions


Status / Timing
(date listed or sooner depending on market demand)


Orion, Mich.

Standby Capacity - September 2009

Pontiac, Mich.

Close - October 2009

Spring Hill, Tenn.

Standby Capacity - November 2009

Wilmington, Del.

Close - July 2009


Grand Rapids, Mich.

Close - June 2009 (previously announced)

Indianapolis, Ind.

Close - December 2011

Mansfield, Ohio

Close - June 2010

Pontiac, Mich.

Standby Capacity - December 2010


Livonia Engine, Mich.

Close - June 2010

Flint North Components, Mich.

Close - December 2010

Willow Run Site, Mich.

Close - December 2010

Parma Components, Ohio

Close - December 2010

Fredericksburg Components, Virg.

Close - December 2010

Massena Castings, N.Y.

Closed - May 1, 2009 (previously announced)

Service & Parts Operations (SPO)
Warehousing & Parts Distribution Centers

Boston, Mass.

Close - December 31, 2009

Jacksonville, Fla.

Close - December 31, 2009

Columbus, Ohio

Close - December 31, 2009

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