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GM to close Windsor plant, 1,400 job cuts 'shock' UAW
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Source: The Ottawa Citizen 2008

Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2008

WINDSOR - General Motors said yesterday it would close its Windsor transmission factory in 2010 after its current production mandates are finished, leaving as many as 1,400 workers jobless.

"We have worked extensively with our labour and government partners, but have been led to the unavoidable conclusion that there are no available replacement products in the relevant time frame for this location," Arturo Elias, GM Canada president, said.

GM said the Windsor plant will close in the second quarter of 2010.The future of the Windsor plant had been uncertain because GM had not announced a new product for the factory beyond the current transmission. The company intends to build its new six-speed transmissions elsewhere.

"This came as an incredible shock to us," Buzz Hargrove, president of the Canadian Autoworkers union, said. "This is devastating news."





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