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GM Announces More Temporary Plant Closings

General Motors says it will further cut production of trucks and sport utility vehicles from the summer through the end of the year.

Spokesman Chris Lee said Monday that GM will cut shifts, reduce assembly line speeds and temporarily idle seven factories because of declining consumer demand for the truck-based vehicles.

The biggest cut will take place at the company's Janesville, Wisconsin, factory that makes large SUVs. It will be idled the weeks of July 14 and 21, plus it will be shut down another 10 weeks through the end of the year.

Lee said Monday the other affected plants are in Oshawa, Ontario; Silao, Mexico; Arlington, Texas; Moraine, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Shreveport, Louisiana.

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