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DETROIT — General Motors’ plan to close three North American assembly plants and two transmission plants next year could directly affect nearly 6,000 workers, according to data on GM’s media website.

This, of course, doesn’t include thousands of additional jobs at suppliers, vendors and local businesses that serve GM employees.

Here’s a snapshot of each plant:

Lordstown (Ohio) Assembly

Opened: 1966

Employment: 1,435 hourly

Product: Chevrolet Cruze

Capacity: 300,000/year

2018 YTD Production (10 mos): 121,666, up 14 percent

Detroit-Hamtramck (Michigan) Assembly

Opened: 1985

Employment: 1,348 hourly

Products: Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac CT6, Buick LaCrosse

Capacity: 230,000

2018 YTD Production: 53,461, down 35 percent

Oshawa (Ontario) Assembly outside Toronto

Opened: 1953

Employment: 2,522 hourly

Products: Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

Capacity: 310,000

2018 YTD Production: 55,973, down 60 percentĀ 

Warren (Michigan) Transmission

Opened: 1958

Employment: 265 hourly

Product: car/crossover transmission, hybrid electric drive unitsĀ 

Baltimore (Maryland) Operations

Opened: 2000

Employment: 253 hourly

Product: truck transmissions

Sources: General Motors, Automotive News, IHS Markit


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