GM to shut down truck manufacturing plants and may discontinue Hummer

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  1. V

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    GM to close 4 truck plants
    Automaker plans to shut pickup and SUV plants by 2010, plans to build more fuel-efficient vehicles, and may dump the Hummer brand.

    June 3, 2008: 8:27 AM EDT

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- General Motors announced plans Tuesday to shut four pickup and SUV plants, saying high fuel prices have produced a rapid and permanent change in consumer preferences away from the truck models on which it has depended.

    At a news conference in Wilmington, Del., GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner also unveiled plans to produce more fuel efficient vehicles

    The plants to be closed include two U.S. facilities - Moraine, Ohio and Janesville, Wis., along with plants in Canada and Mexico. The plants will close in 2009 and 2010. Each plant has about 2,500 employees.

    Wagoner also said GM is looking at possibly selling its Hummer brand, the large SUV based on military vehicles.

    He also announced that GM has approved production of the Chevrolet Volt, a so-called plug-in hybrid vehicle that can run about 40 miles without any use of gasoline. That is due in showrooms by the end of 2010. .

    The plans were announced ahead of GM's (GM, Fortune 500) annual meeting Tuesday. It follows similar plans unveiled last month by rival Ford Motor (F, Fortune 500), although Ford did not give details of plant closing plans.


    http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/03/news/companies/gm_announcement/index.htm?cnn=yes
     
  2. nuclear

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  4. SlowEvo

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    :rofl: @ poor hippies that get offended by Hummers and other large trucks.
     
  5. it's cool they are getting with the program but it sucks all those people are gonna lose their jobs :hs:
     
  6. Read more...

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    Read more... SPQR

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    wat
     
  8. you're an idiot
     
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    I imagine the threadstarter as one of those guys on that website that had pictures of people flicking off hummers. :mamoru:
     
  10. Dr. Zoidberg

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    they were talking on the local news last week about adding a 3rd shift to the plant here that makes cobalts and g5s
     
  11. SlowEvo

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    ... and you're a filthy hippie. What else is new?
     
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    this is bullshit. Hummers are awesome, and still a great choice of aspiring your professionals who want to distinguish themselves from the pack and support the american dollar.
     
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    Read the fucking article, or at least the bold parts and that would have told you...
     
  15. :rofl: I drive a semi truck

    I put out 590,000 pounds of CO2 every year
     
  16. SlowEvo

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    Pics of your Prius?
     
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    That bad at GM huh
     
  18. SlowEvo

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    More than 15 words, not reading.
     
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    Hummers wouldn't be so bad if they had turbo diesel engines like Hummers should. Of course with diesel higher than unleaded it wouldn't mean much currently.
     
  20. SlowEvo

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    You're my new hero.
     
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    Ya I know. They're going to try to move as many workers as they can to other plants, but some people are going to lose out. They'll get their jobs back once the company starts building a different fleet or two of cars I hope, unless robots that work better than humans are invented by then
     
  22. dude he's a hummer loving idiot, too many words for him
     
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    It's SlowEvo, he's like the special kid no one likes. :hug:
     
  24. as the fuel prices rise the price difference between gas a diesel is shrinking
     
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    Real Hummer > Your life > H2/H3
     

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