General Motors Corp. will permanently close its Kalamazoo, MI, stamping plant July 2, ending operations to supply sheetmetal stampings for M-vans built in Baltimore and H-body cars assembled in Flint, MI. The closing will affect nearly 600 workers, about half of which GM expects to retire. The remaining employees are expected to relocate to other GM Metal Fabricating Div. plants, including two Michigan facilities in Grand Rapids and Lansing. M-van work performed at the Kalamazoo facility ...

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