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Jamestown Industries Closing Ohio Plant

Auto supplier for General Motors' SUV plant in Moraine says it plans to close after the GM plant shuts down in December.

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) -- An 80-worker plant that supplies parts to General Motors Corp.'s SUV plant in the Dayton suburb of Moraine says it plans to close after the GM plant shuts down in December.

Jamestown Industries Inc. owner Sylvester Townsend says GM is the plant's only customer.

Earlier this year, GM announced plans to close its Moraine plant by 2010 or sooner because of a customer shift to smaller vehicles. The automaker then accelerated shutdown plans as part of companywide cost-cutting moves, and on Friday announced that Dec. 23 would be the final day of production at Moraine. About 1,000 workers are employed there.

Townsend says Jamestown's Moraine plant has operated since 1992 and once employed 350 people on three shifts.

The company's 50-worker plant in Youngstown will continue to operate.

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