General Motors said today that it will stop building medium-duty trucks at its Flint Assembly plant by July 31.
GEM CEO Fritz Henderson said that the automaker was unable to find a buyer for the operation. It had been searching for a buyer for the last four years.
The Flint factory employs some 2,100 people, of which 525 made medium-duty trucks for GM and Isuzu. The plant also builds the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra.
GM had negotiated a deal with Isuzu to keep production going through 2014 of the Chevrolet Kodiak and the GMC Topkick. It failed to close a deal with Navistar International Corp., a move that would have relocated jobs to another facility.
Who knows what Ironhide is going to do?
– By: The Daily Auto Editor
Source: Free Press