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Aerial Photograph of New General Motors Co. Plant at Willow Run, April 1959

Aerial Photograph of New General Motors Co. Plant at Willow Run, April 1959 image
Month
April
Year
1959
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Smaller-Car Factory Site: This is an aerial view of the new, multi-million dollar General Motors Corp. plant at Willow Run. An announcement from GM today was expected to end widespread speculation for the past 13 months that the auto firm would make a small type car, and that it would be produced at Willow Run east of Ypsilanti. The new assembly plant (1) is directly east of and connected to the former Chevrolet Truck Plant (2). A railroad siding (3), expanded at a cost of nearly $300,000, will service the new plant and now has a capacity for storing up to 125 box cars. GM's "first" plant at Willow Run is the former Ford Bomber Plant (4) which General Motors purchased five years ago for its Detroit Transmission Division.
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