GM to stop building medium-duty trucks by July 31, Ironhide’s feelings are hurt

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