GM Closing Canadian Transmission Plant
WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) -- Workers at General Motors Canada in Windsor, Ontario, are rolling their final transmission off the line at its last plant in the former capital of Canada's automotive industry.
The plant closing Wednesday afternoon builds transmissions for the Pontiac G5 and Chevy Cobalt. The closing will affect 500 employees.
GM was once one of the biggest employers in the city with more than 7,000 workers. But the recently struggling car manufacturer has dwindled over the years. The plant closing Wednesday is its last remaining transmission plant in Windsor, Ontario.
GM has been in Windsor for 90 years.