IBJNews

Kokomo GM plant 'assessing' business operations

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

A company spokesman says General Motors Co. is reassessing operations at a plant in Kokomo.

GM spokesman Kevin Nadrowski says officials at the Kokomo Integrated Circuit Fab plant met with 375 workers Wednesday to say they're "assessing the business model at the plant based on recent business developments."

Nadrowski wouldn't comment when asked if GM is considering closing the plant, which makes auto electronics.

Manufacturing-heavy Howard County had the state's third-highest unemployment rate in June, at 12.7 percent. Statewide, the average rate was 10.1 percent.

Union leaders said 3,000 people applied for 300 openings at a Kokomo Chysler transmission plant earlier this month.

But there also has been some good news for the area: Colorado-based solar panel maker Abound Solar said it will take over the empty Getrag transmission plant on U.S. 31 in Tipton County near Kokomo, creating as many as 850 jobs in the next three years.
 

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
ADVERTISEMENT