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GM’s Oldest Plant Rolls Out Last Truck

Production at General Motors’ Janesville, Wisc., facility ended just before Christmas, but the plant remained open as about 110 employees finished an order of trucks for Isuzu Motors.

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- The last vehicle has rolled off the line at the Janesville General Motors plant, the oldest in the GM family.

Production of GM vehicles ended just before Christmas, cutting 1,200 jobs. But the plant remained open as about 110 employees finished an order of trucks for Isuzu Motors Ltd.

That order was completed Thursday morning. GM spokesman Christopher Lee says about 50 workers have been laid off, while the rest will remain to help guide the plant's shutdown.

It's not immediately clear what will become of the plant. GM could demolish the building and sell the land, or collaborate on developing businesses or parks.

The plant was built in 1918. It was made for tractor production and converted to a Chevrolet plant five years later.

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