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GM Has Reopened Van Nuys Plant

General Motors Corp. reopened its Van Nuys assembly plant this week after temporarily closing the facility because of poor sales.

The plant, which employs 3,200 workers, has produced cars on only 21 days since Dec. 17 because GM has periodically closed the plant to reduce its stockpile of unsold cars. The plant is GM’s sole source for the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird.

Next week, GM plans to take more serious steps to cut its Van Nuys production. The automaker is eliminating the second shift at the plant, resulting in the indefinite layoff of about 850 workers.


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