Sainte-Thérèse Assembly

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Sainte-Thérèse Assembly was a General Motors Canada automobile factory, which opened in 1966. It was located in the Montreal suburb of Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec. It later was the site for production of the F-body Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. The plant closed in 2002 and was demolished.[1]

In the mid-1980s, the plant was facing closure due to high absenteeism and low quality of the G-body cars built there. However, a new labor pact and improved quality, plus the availability of government-backed interest-free loans, prompted GM to expand and modernize the facility. Production of the Cutlass Supreme and Grand Prix stopped in February 1987 and the plant was retooled to build the Chevrolet Celebrity, using equipment transferred from Oshawa.[2]

Current Re-development[edit]

Since 2002, the site (located at 2500 boulevard De la Grande-Allée) was purchased in 2004 and has been re-developed as a commercial and residential site known as Faubourg Boisbriand and the Centre for Ice Excellence.[3]

Cars built[edit]

* Also export models for Europe. Built in an adjacent assembly area.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ G+M: "Quebec GM plant closing the end of an era" 24 Aug 2002
  2. ^ Ward's Automotive Yearbook 1988. Ward's Communications, Inc. 1988. 
  3. ^ Background

Coordinates: 45°37′42.13″N 73°51′2.67″W / 45.6283694°N 73.8507417°W / 45.6283694; -73.8507417