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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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  -GM to close Windsor plant, 1,400 job cuts 'shock' UAW OhioChick  May-13-08 05:39 AM   #0 
  - Devastating news  jimshoes   May-13-08 05:56 AM   #1 
  - The company intends to build its new six-speed transmissions elsewhere.  saigon68   May-13-08 06:00 AM   #2 
  - GM is pitching a $700-million project that would see it make more fuel-efficient transmissions ...  TheBorealAvenger   May-13-08 06:04 AM   #4 
  - Pitching or planning?  redqueen   May-13-08 09:50 AM   #7 
     - I don't know  TheBorealAvenger   May-13-08 12:08 PM   #9 
  - If they build it in China they can keep it there because I won't buy  Acadia Blue   May-13-08 04:50 PM   #11 
  - "The company intends to build its new six-speed transmissions elsewhere."  HereSince1628   May-13-08 06:03 AM   #3 
  - UAW and CAW not the same. n/t  ingac70   May-13-08 06:08 AM   #5 
  - Why don't the "big three" just get on with it and  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   May-13-08 07:38 AM   #6 
  - "sell out Toyota and Honda"?  TheBorealAvenger   May-13-08 12:07 PM   #8 
     - I meant to say, sell out TO Toyota & Honda  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   May-13-08 01:42 PM   #10 
  - ow big are these huge empty factories in Detroit?  kgfnally   May-13-08 05:15 PM   #12 
  - Canada our closest friend suffers too  Omaha Steve   May-13-08 06:14 PM   #13 
 

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