GM closing 4 truck and SUV plants in ...

GM closing 4 truck and SUV plants in North America

There are 7 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from Jun 3, 2008, titled GM closing 4 truck and SUV plants in North America. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

General Motors said Tuesday it will close four truck and SUV plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico as surging fuel prices hasten a dramatic shift to smaller vehicles CEO Rick Wagoner said before the automaker's ...

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IndyGirl

Freetown, IN

#1 Jun 3, 2008
It's about time the BIG 3 pay attention to the consumers. Hurry up & get the small cars on the road!
Scan

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jun 3, 2008
They did this 20 yrs. ago and wallah....the Fiesta!!!
dough

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Jun 3, 2008
SUV's and trucks were bread and butter profit makers for the big 3. They enjoyed huge brand loyaty and people bought them like crazy (The Ford F150 truck has been the #1 selling vehicle in America for something like 20 years) So you can't blame the big 3 for churning out gas guzzlers, it's what america wanted. In europe and japan where gas has been much more expensive and roads are narrower, car are much smaller. Thus they focus on that market.
Etling

Long Beach, CA

#4 Jun 3, 2008
dough wrote:
you can't blame the big 3 for churning out gas guzzlers, it's what america wanted. In europe and japan where gas has been much more expensive and roads are narrower, car are much smaller. Thus they focus on that market.
Yeah but the leadership of GM were too lazy to be planning ahead. Now many GM workers will be out of a job to compensate for having their fate held in the hands of fools.
surprised

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jun 3, 2008
Honestly, I didn't think that there were any true GM factories left in this country since the downfall of such names as Delco Remy and Guide [Lamp]. I feel for the workers; however, so many industries are cutting back labor forces due to lack of sales, increasing fuel and benefits costs. If it wasn't for the major storms of 5/30/08, there were be more jobs lost in the contractor field (home repairs/remodel/tree service etc) because no one seems to have the extra money to fork over at this current moment.
jane doe

Carmel, IN

#7 Jun 4, 2008
The total demise of these gas guzzling beasts can't come soon enough!
LARRY

Elwood, IN

#8 Jun 4, 2008
Folks, it's called supply and demand. If we demand they supply. Now that our demand has changed the companies such as GM have to supply.
It's too bad we don't demand drilling for oil in our own country so we can demand the product in vehicles we REALLY desire.

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