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GM's Bankruptcy Plan Leaves A Dependent Town in Limbo

General Motors has closed its facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee, leaving hundreds of employees and thousands of residents to an uncertain fate.
June 2, 2009, 7am PDT | Liyuan Huang
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"Spring Hill, about 35 miles south of Nashville, is a town built on the jobs that the plant provides. The town has seen its population jump more than 1,600 percent in the almost 20 years since GM sent the first Saturn down the assembly line in June 1990.

The future is uncertain for the plant's 3,000 employees. GM could shut down, phase out or sell the plant. Local media outlets report that the plant will end production toward the end of this year and that assembly of the Chevrolet Traverse will be moved to Lansing, Michigan.

"My father-in-law works for GM. He's worked for GM ever since the day he graduated college," Will Barnes said at a T-ball game Sunday.

Barnes' father-in-law is anxious, like thousands of GM employees, and has resorted to yardwork to calm his nerves, he said."

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Published on Monday, June 1, 2009 in CNN
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