Friday, November 19, 2010

Powertrain North Ends Production

When production at Powertrain Flint North ended yesterday — the same day the "new" G.M. went public — the last operating element of the old Buick City complex disappeared. At its peak, Buick City employed close to 30,000.

Ron Fonger of The Flint Journal reports:
The property has been owned by Motors Liquidation Company since GM emerged from bankruptcy protection last year, leaving its "bad assets" with MLC. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing a planned environmental cleanup of the site.

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