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Washington-Area GM Plant Among 17 Closing, Slowing

General Motors is closing its Fredericksburg, Va., components plant by December 2010, the ailing automaker said this morning.

GM will close or slow 17 of its plants and support facilities as part of its bankruptcy filing this morning. Here is the complete list, as released by GM this morning:

Assembly plants:
- Orion, Mich.: Will be placed on standby capacity in September 2009. (Makes the Pontiac G6 and Chevy Malibu; 3,800 employees.)
- Pontiac, Mich: Will be closed in October 2009. (Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra; 1,362 employees.)
- Spring Hill, Tenn.: Standby, November 2009. (Former Saturn plant, now makes engines; 3,425 employees.)
- Wilmington, Del.: Closed, July 2009. (Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky, Opel Roadster; 1,875 employees.)

Stamping plants:
- Grand Rapids, Mich.: Previously announced June 2009 closing.
- Indianapolis, Ind.: Closed, December 2011.
- Mansfield, Ohio: Closed, June 2010.
- Pontiac, Mich.: Standby, December 2010.

Powertrain plants:
- Livonia Engine, Mich.: Closed, June 2010.
- Flint North Components, Flint, Mich: Closed, December 2010.
- Willow Run Site, Willow Run, Mich.: Closed, December 2010.
- Parma Components, Parma, Ohio: Closed, December 2010.
- Fredericksburg Components, Fredericksburg, Va.: Closed, December 2010.
- Massena Castings, Massena, N.Y.: Previously announced May 2009 closing.

Service and parts operations, warehousing and distribution centers:
- Boston, Mass: Closed, Dec. 31, 2009.
- Jacksonville, Fla.: Closed, Dec. 31, 2009.
- Columbus, Ohio: Closed, December 31, 2009.

-- Frank Ahrens
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By Frank Ahrens  |  June 1, 2009; 10:47 AM ET
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