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Work done on last SUV made at Janesville plant

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- The last sport utility vehicle to be assembled at General Motors' plant in Janesville has rolled off the line.

  Work on the 2009 Chevy Tahoe LTZ ended before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  But the Janesville Gazette reports workers' union contract requires them to be at the plant for at least four hours, so most won't be leaving until about 10 a.m.

  Managers plan to spend part of the next few hours talking to employees, many of whom have worked at the plant for decades.

  The closing of GM's SUV production eliminates 1,200 jobs.

  A skeleton crew will remain at the plant to finish off a small joint venture producing trucks for Isuzu.

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