Local ABC news affiliate WKOW reported on Monday Blackhawk Community Credit Union will undertake the process of setting up a “Legacy Center” to honor the plant. We’re not sure what exactly a “Legacy Center” is, or what it will entail, but the report said the credit union wants to “keep the GM plant alive.”
“As the GM building goes down you think of the Legacy Center that rises,” said Blackhawk Community Credit Union Branch Manager, Lucy Newell-Anderson. “That we honor and we think about how GM affects Janesville. It’s huge, it still is huge.”
The credit union opened up shop in 1965 by union members to loan money and provide financial services to employees of Fisher Body, the United Auto Workers and General Motors.
Newell-Anderson said the center’s design isn’t finalized yet, but former employees will be a part of the process. Though, it’s been decided the Legacy Center will sit in downtown Janesville and construction should begin in one to two years.