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AMERICAN AXLE
(2008-03-03)
(wgvu) - GENERAL MOTORS SAYS IT WILL SHUT DOWN ANOTHER
FACTORY DUE TO A STRIKE AT AUTO PARTS SUPPLIER AMERICAN AXLE AND
MANUFACTURING.
GM SPOKESMAN TOM WICKHAM SAYS THE COMPANY'S MORAINE, OHIO,
ASSEMBLY PLANT WILL TEMPORARILY CLOSE TONIGHT.
THE PLANT NEAR DAYTON MAKES THE CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER, GMC
ENVOY, SAAB 9-7X AND ISUZU ASCENDER MID-SIZED SPORT UTILITY
VEHICLES. IT EMPLOYS 2,170 HOURLY WORKERS.
GM NOW HAS DECIDED TO CLOSE FIVE FACTORIES DUE TO A LACK OF
PARTS MADE BY AMERICAN AXLE, IDLING MORE THAN 13,000 HOURLY
WORKERS.
ABOUT 3,600 WORKERS REPRESENTED BY THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS AT
FIVE AMERICAN AXLE PLANTS WENT ON STRIKE LAST WEEK IN A CONTRACT
DISPUTE.

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