YPSILANTI, MI – Once inside, it’s impossible to tell this is a 60-year-old manufacturing plant. General Motors Corp.’s new Ypsilanti Transmission Operations (YTO) facility, housed within the mammoth 5 million-sq.-ft. (495,000-sq.-m) Willow Run plant that once built bomber planes during World War II is nothing if not clean, bright and modern – both in looks and how it operates. Ypsilanti plant ultimately to make 1,500 transmissions per day. It took two and a half years and $450 ...

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