GM plant in Oklahoma City Closes!

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    From FoxNews

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Some workers brought cameras to General Motors Corp.'s (GM) Oklahoma plant to take photographs of their work stations and co-workers before the last vehicle rolled off the line Monday, photos that will become treasured keepsakes in scrapbooks.

    Others just brought their sadness.

    "It's a rough day," said GM spokeswoman Nancy Sarpolis in Detroit. "It's hard to see your co-workers go."

    After 27 years, the last vehicle produced at the plant, a white Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT, rolled out Monday evening as GM shut down production in the first of 12 facilities the company plans to close by 2008 as it struggles to match production with market demand.

    Detroit-based GM plans to cut 30,000 jobs. The Oklahoma City plant employs 2,400 — 2,200 hourly and 200 salaried — but economists said as many as 7,500 jobs could be affected including those at GM suppliers and secondary jobs, like hotel and restaurant workers.

    "It's obviously a sad day for the state of Oklahoma," said Mike Seney, senior vice president of The State Chamber, a statewide business and industry group.

    Gov. Brad Henry said the state will help displaced employees and their families find new jobs through job assistance, retraining and educational opportunities.
     
  2. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Sorry to hear that more of my brothers and sisters will be out again. Sorry to hear the corporate executives thinks this is a good way to save money. They don’t think about the other people that a plant closing affects. Not just suppliers but the guy with the local sandwich shop or the taxes that are lost when a plant this size is shut down.
    America is headed up the creak without a paddle.
     
  3. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Steve check out that site with the gun drawers. They are available for trucks with barn doors.
     
  4. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    It's a short-term solution for a long-term problem. Sending this stuff to Mexico isn't the answer. Pretty soon all cars and trucks will be made in China if things go that way.
     

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