GM plant to close this week
JANESVILLE — As first announced in February, production at the General Motors plant in Janesville will end this week, a GM official said.
GM spokesman Christopher Lee confirmed operations at the southern Wisconsin plant will cease Thursday.
About 1,200 employees were let go just before Christmas when GM ended SUV production at the plant. Some 100 workers were retained to finish an order of small- to medium-duty trucks for Isuzu Motors.
Lee said most of those workers will be laid off Thursday. He said others will be kept on to help with the plant’s shutdown.
GM’s long-term future remains in doubt. Chief Executive Fritz Henderson said the automaker may file for bankruptcy if it can’t meet the strict requirements that came with $13.4 billion in government loans.