GM Inside News Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
http://http://www.daytondailynews.com/b/content/oh/story/business/2008/06/03/ddn060308gmweb.html



"...
In closing Moraine, GM is giving up on a plant where it has had cooperative relations with the IUE union, which has granted prior concessions to the company in negotiations. It is the only IUE-represented plant in GM's system in the United States, which is dominated by United Auto Workers union-represented plants.
The Moraine plant has also won productivity recognition in recent years from the Harbour Report. A year ago, the Harbour Report for North America chose Moraine as the most productive midsize premium utility vehicle plant. In 2006, the plant came in second in the midsize non-premium segment..."



Affects me deeply. My dad is a supervisor there, as well as his gf who works there on the assembly line. He started working for GM in Dayton when the buildings were still Frigidaire. He helped open Moraine Engine as a young supervisor. He was there til the last bitter moment when the diesel plant closed. Transferred to Moraine Assembly, now only to watch it close.

GM's presence in Dayton will be nonexistant. Having had a peak of over 20,000 at one point, now coming to a close. From Charles Kettering inventing the starter motor and founding Delco to the end of GM's employment in Dayton.

Sad day.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
616 Posts
I left the Auto industry and GM at the start of all this and its still painful. My plant in Rochester is still hanging on as part of Delphi but the sister Delco Plant in Rochester was recently bulldozed.

The second half of the movie pays tribute to the people of Dayton and the part they played during WWII. Hopefully we won't need them again.

http://www.archive.org/details/VictoryI1942
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I left the Auto industry and GM at the start of all this and its still painful. My plant in Rochester is still hanging on as part of Delphi but the sister Delco Plant in Rochester was recently bulldozed.

The second half of the movie pays tribute to the people of Dayton and the part they played during WWII. Hopefully we won't need them again.

http://www.archive.org/details/VictoryI1942

That's a really great video. Thanks for posting it. My grandfather worked at one of the GM plants building wing mounted .50 caliber machine guns for fighters. My grandmother worked across the street at another plant building pieces of the Nordin bombsite. And her mother worked at yet another GM factory (one of the Wright Airplane company buildings that GM then owned) helping to produce props for planes. Dayton truly had a great war history.

And it would be unfortunate if we needed this kind of production again because it simply doesn't exist here anymore.



Is Delphi leaving Dayton as well?
Yes, I believe we'll keep the Vandalia operations for awhile longer, though part of it was involved in the recent Delphi Interiors sale. So the dust hasn't quite settled on that mess yet. But everything else is or will be gone. Harrison (every car I've ever owned had a Harrison A/C compressor) has been gone for awhile. Wisconsin BLVD operations are gone. Even the newest facility will disappear. Hard to believe all this, Delco was founded by Charles Kettering in this very area. One of Dayton's metro areas is named after him, Kettering, which abutts to Moraine itself.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top