GM Holden Ltd. is ending production of 4-cyl. engines at its Melbourne operations but is spending A$40 million ($38 million) to introduce new engine technology in its A$400 million ($385 million) Global V-6 plant opened in 2003. Rod Keane, GM Holden executive director-manufacturing, says in a statement the operation will shut down at the end of 2009, resulting in the loss of 531 jobs. The Family II engine is the older of the two engine types built by General Motor Corp.’s Australian ...

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