As part of a move to strengthen its core business and pursue new opportunities in personal mobility options for driver, General Motors announced plans to shutter operations across five plants in North America in 2019
One of those plants to be closed is the vehicle assemble plant in Oshawa Ontario, east of Toronto, that employs some 2,500 people. Other assembly operations to be closed are the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly in Detroit, Michigan and the Lordstown Assembly in Warren, Ohio. Component and propulsion plants to close in 2019 include the Baltimore Operations in White Marsh, Maryland and the Warren Transmission Operations in Warren, Michigan.
In addition, the assembly plant in Gunsan, Korea, General Motors will cease the operations of two additional plants outside North America by the end of 2019.
“The actions we are taking today continue our transformation to be highly agile, resilient and profitable, while giving us the flexibility to invest in the future,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “We recognize the need to stay in front of changing market conditions and customer preferences to position our company for long-term success.”