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GM announced the closure of its transmission plant in Windsor in 2010

Following the discussions held during the negotiation current contract with the CAW, General Motors of Canada today announced the Windsor Transmission Plant will cease its activities during the second quarter of 2010.

Despite efforts and discussions with employees and government partners to GM, the company has arrived at the conclusion that his perspectives on the North American market, as well as product planning, including the passage of transmissions from 4 to 6 speed matter more economical in fuel, do not offer replacement products for the Windsor plant in the 2010 calendar. Consequently, the plant will close in the second quarter of 2010.

"This decision reflects extremely difficult to do any good for our workforce Windsor or exceptional professional experience has relatively excellent transmissions production," says Arturo Elias, the president of GM Canada. "We have worked extensively with our employees and our government partners, we are, however, reached the conclusion inevitable that there is no replacement product available in the calendar for this center."

GM Canada made the announcement today has its salaried employees and remunerated

has time. GM will now work closely with salaried employees and hourly, national and CAW Local 1973 CAW to develop appropriate transition plans for employees of the factory after the end of production in 2010.

Built in 1963, the Windsor Transmission Plant manufactured boxes has a four-speed FWD to be exported to the United States and Mexico. Transmissions are built in in regular and hybrid versions (Malibu, Vue and Aura) in medium and small vehicles, including Pontiac G5 and G6, Cobalt, Malibu and Chevrolet HHR, and the Aura and Saturn Vue. The plant currently employs nearly 1,400 employees.

GM announced the closure of its transmission plant in Windsor in 2010 picture #1

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