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GM To Idle Ohio Engine Plant For 7 Weeks

General Motors engine plant in the Dayton suburb of Moraine will be among those temporarily idled to reduce inventory and line up production with decreased demand.

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) -- General Motors Corp. says its engine plant in the Dayton suburb of Moraine will be among those temporarily idled to reduce inventory and line up production with decreased demand.

GM spokeswoman Courtney Strickler said Wednesday the DMAX plant, owned jointly by GM and Isuzu, will shut down for about seven weeks, idling its 563 workers.

Strickler said the plant in this Dayton suburb is scheduled to shut down after work on May 15 and then resume production July 6. Strickler said the shutdown could be longer or shorter depending on market demand.

GM announced last week it planned downtime at numerous plants.

The Moraine plant makes engines for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty truck models, as well as the Kodiak and Topkick medium-duty trucks.

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