Along with the latest General Motors and United Auto Workers union agreement, some darker news was uncovered. Automotive News reports GM’s Janesville, Wisconsin plant has been scheduled to close for good.
The Janesville plant, which was once home to full-size SUV production, has been idle since 2008, before GM declared bankruptcy. The last vehicle to roll off the assembly line was a previous-generation Chevrolet Tahoe on December 23, 2008.
The decision to formally close the plant was disclosed in a memo within new UAW-GM labor agreement documents, which detailed the tentative contract. The plant once employed 7,000 workers during its peak in the 1970s.
The agreement does not specify a concrete date for closure, but notes the Janesville assembly will be shuttered at some point during the new four-year agreement between the UAW and GM.