The closing of Baltimore's GM plant

Archived stories on the final days of the factory on Broening Highway.

July 29, 2005

GM expects to fast-track sale of plant in Baltimore

General Motors, which closed its 70-year-old Baltimore manufacturing plant in May, expects to fast-track the sale of the 185-acre industrial property on the city's eastern fringe.

June 8, 2005

GM loses $1 billion, will cut 25,000 jobs

General Motors Corp., a symbol of American industrial might a half-century ago when it became the first U.S. company to make $1 billion in a year, announced plans yesterday to cut 25,000 jobs after losing more than $1 billion in the first quarter of this year alone.

May 17, 2005

Wanted: New life for closed auto manufacturing plant

For sale: Seventy-year-old manufacturing plant with 50 football fields of floor space on 182 potentially contaminated acres. Only one owner. Comes with easy access to a congested East Coast highway. Zero percent financing unlikely. See your General Motors dealer for details.

May 14, 2005

Plant makes its final run

Workers at General Motors' Baltimore plant finished making the last van on the 70-year-old assembly line yesterday, joining another piece of the city's blue-collar past and taking their spot in the financially troubled carmaker's history.

May 13, 2005

A factory that shaped their lives in Dundalk

Longpoint Road is a quiet street of bungalows, some with carports, on a peninsula that reaches to Dundalk's Bear Creek. It's a place where families have for years gathered for cookouts, where John Eltringham would lend his electric cement mixer to a neighbor.

May 9, 2005

GM plant a sign of decline

When the line stops at General Motors' Baltimore van assembly plant Friday, some 1,100 factory workers will face new questions about their futures that go well beyond the loss of their high-paying jobs.

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