Wyoming GM workers pose for final portrait

 
Wyoming GM workers pose
for final portrait

 Peter Ross  Matt Campbell

 
WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) – At it’s peak, Wyoming’s  
General
metal stamping plant employed 3,500
people. Today, 1/100th of that number work there. 

They have a week left before the plant finally closes
for good.  Production ended a year ago.

Since then, the remaining workers have
disassembled huge machines and shipped them to
other plants, a demoralizing process, the workers
said. 

On Wednesday, the final 35 posed outside the plant
sign on 36th Street.  On Thursday, the sign comes
down. 

"Sad day…sad day," says GM employee Shy Lake.

"The people here were incredible and the workforce
was amazing," says fellow employee Marty
Green. "We were number one in so many different
categories here."

Opened in 1935 and sprawling over 92 acres, the
plant produced weapons during World War II.  Now
its 2.5 million square feet are empty.
 
The future of the factory is unclear. Wyoming city
leaders hope to use federal
funds to make the huge
space attractive for other industrial users.

 
 
 
 
The final 35 workers at the GM metal stamping plant in Wyoming pose for a final picture.

The final 35 workers at the GM metal stamping plant in Wyoming pose for a final picture.

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