Kokomo's fortunes have been entwined with the auto industry since 1894, when Elwood Haynes invented one of the first automobiles in the United States there. Since the 1930s, when then-Delco (later Delphi) located there, followed by General Motors and Chrysler, the auto industry has been the town's bread and butter.
The city of Anderson is nearing a milestone in its effort to find new uses for numerous former General Motors sites that have been in its possession since 2006.
A businessman seeking to buy General Motors Co.'s Indianapolis metal-stamping plant met with workers Sunday at Lucas Oil
Stadium to urge them to accept pay cuts allowing the sale.
The owner of Illinois-based JD Norman Industries came to Indianapolis to make a personal plea for United Auto Workers Local
23 to allow a vote on his proposed five-year contract.
JD Norman Industries advertisement tells employees that its proposal to buy the plant would guarantee
their GM transfer rights without having to close the facility.
Indiana Commerce Secretary Mitch Roob said he was completely surprised by local General Motors workers’ refusal to vote on
a proposed contract by JD Norman Industries, a decision that appears to set up the plant for certain closure.
Fliers circulating at General Motors' Indianapolis plant show that union members will be offered cash payments of $25,000
to $35,000 and an opportunity to keep a foot in the door with GM, if they agree to work for JD Norman Industries.
Negotiations for wage cuts meant to grease the sale of a General Motors stamping plant slated for closure will proceed over
public protest of 650 local union
There’s more time for Illinois-based JD Norman Industries to hammer out a deal to buy a General Motors stamping plant
in Indianapolis, potentially saving hundreds of local jobs.
The recall affects several pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossovers and passenger car models from the 2006 to 2009
model years. GM conducted a similar recall in 2008 but came across new reports of fires in vehicles that had been fixed.