Since 1998, the trend lines have been clear. Vehicle production in the Big Three's Midwestern backyard have trailed off, while Southern and Mexican facilities ramp up new capacity for Asian and European auto makers. The migration will continue for years to come, but the Midwest is far from the biggest loser, according to a Ward's forecast. Even with the latest round of plant closings announced Nov. 21 by General Motors Corp., parts of the South actually will lose more vehicle production ...

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