GM will shed factories and workers


General Motors will close three assembly plants by the end of 2019, and lay off up to 5,600 workers.

The Detroit-based automaker said it would end production by the end of 2019 at its Lordstown Assembly plant in northeast Ohio, its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in southeast Michigan, its Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario, its Baltimore Operations parts plant and its Warren Transmission Operations plant in southeast Michigan.

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