Warren Transmission

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Warren Transmission
Operated1941–2019
LocationWarren, Michigan
Coordinates42°28′00″N 83°02′30″W / 42.46667°N 83.04167°W / 42.46667; -83.04167Coordinates: 42°28′00″N 83°02′30″W / 42.46667°N 83.04167°W / 42.46667; -83.04167
IndustryAutomotive
ProductsTransmissions
Employees1,200 (2006)
Area117 acres (0.47 km2)
Address23500 Mound Road
Owner(s)
Defunct2019; 4 years ago (2019)

Warren Transmission was a General Motors automotive factory in Warren, Michigan that manufactured propulsion transmissions. It was located at 23500 Mound Road and opened in 1941 as a Navy ordnance plant, built and operated by the Hudson Motor Car Company, predecessor of American Motors Corporation.[1]

As of 2006, the factory employed 1,200 people. The company announced on June 1, 2006 that it would spend $332 million to expand production at Warren. On April 5, 2010 GM announced it was adding 100 jobs to the Warren Transmission plant.[2]

On May 31, 2017, Warren Transmission announced that the second shift would be eliminated starting June 26, 2017. On November 26, 2018, GM announced that the plant would be closed in 2019.[3]

On March 20, 2020 GM announced that they would be producing face masks for to help protect workers in essential services across the country amidst the COVID-19 outbreak at the former Warren Transmission factory. On March 27, 2020, GM began production with first deliveries on April 8, 2020.[4]

In December of 2021, GM would sell the 117 acres (470,000 m2) property to Northpoint Development for an undisclosed price.[5] In January 2022, it was announced that the plant would be demolished and redeveloped.[6][7]

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  1. ^ Sullivan, Kate (1 May 2013). "This Day in History: Nash-Kelvinator and Hudson merge". Hemmings News. Archived from the original on 19 August 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  2. ^ "GM to add 100 jobs at Michigan transmission plant".
  3. ^ "General Motors Accelerates Transformation" (Press release). 26 Nov 2018. Retrieved 26 Nov 2018.
  4. ^ "GM to Make Face Masks for Frontline Workers". 31 March 2020.
  5. ^ Reindl, J. C. "Old GM Warren Transmission plant sold, to be demolished". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  6. ^ "Old GM Warren Transmission Plant Set To Be Demolished". GM Authority. 2022-01-25. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  7. ^ Old GM Warren Transmission plant sold, to be demolished by JC Reindl on Detroit Free Press, 21 Jan 2022

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