New United Motor Mfg. Inc.’s Fremont, CA, assembly plant will be closed Monday (Feb. 18) for the President’s Day holiday. Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd.’s Chonju, South Korea, plant reportedly is included in a commercial truck joint venture the auto maker is forming with DaimlerChrysler AG. The deal is expected to be finalized by year end. General Motors Corp.’s Orion, MI, and Linden, NJ, assembly plants confirm plans to eliminate thousands of jobs. Orion will layoff 1,100 employees and Linden ...

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