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)
Standby Capacity - September 2009
Close - October 2009
Spring Hill, Tenn.
Standby Capacity - November 2009
Close - July 2009
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Close - June 2009 (previously announced)
Close - December 2011
Close - June 2010
Standby Capacity - December 2010
Livonia Engine, Mich.
Flint North Components, Mich.
Close - December 2010
Willow Run Site, Mich.
Parma Components, Ohio
Fredericksburg Components, Virg.
Massena Castings, N.Y.
Closed - May 1, 2009 (previously announced)
Service & Parts Operations (SPO) Warehousing & Parts Distribution Centers
Close - December 31, 2009
5727 Tokay Blvd., Madison, WI 53719
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