GM closing Wisconsin plant by year-end

GM is expected to announce a couple of more plant closings this week. Today the executives have confirmed that the Janesville, Wisconsin assembly plant will close by on Dec. 23. Of course, the decision comes due to the rapidly decreasing demand in the full-size SUV segment.

GM had previously planned to close the plant in 2010, but has decided to act sooner due to the sharp drop in large-SUV sales. The plant currently employs 1,200 hourly workers represented by the UAW. They are all responsible for making the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban SUVs.

Earlier this month, GM announced that it will also be closing its Moraine SUV plant in Ohio by year-end. That plant is responsible for making the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy and the Saab 9-7X.


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