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February 7, 2013

Flint GM instrument facility to close

FLINT (AP) — Delphi Automotive said a plant in Flint with about 327 employees that makes instrument systems for General Motors Co. trucks and vans will close. The United Auto Workers union said production is moving to Mexico.

Delphi Vice President Lindsey Williams told Mlive.com that the plant formerly known as the Delphi Flint East will cease operations in November.

Williams said the plant remained open under a 2007 agreement among GM, its former parts-making subsidiary Delphi and the UAW. Williams says the deal originally expired in September 2011 but was extended.

The plant makes instrument clusters used in GM vehicles such as pickup trucks, SUVs and large vans.

The announcement comes shortly after UAW Local 651 members authorized a strike as part of negotiations with GM.

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