GM plant closings will hit parts suppliers far and wide

General Motors is expected to close several plants, which will have a widespread affect on suppliers.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The sting from a major restructuring at General Motors and its planned closings of five North American factories in the coming months is putting thousands of jobs at auto parts suppliers at stake, as well.

While GM expects nearly all its U.S. blue-collar workers whose jobs are being eliminated to have an opportunity at relocating to factories that are adding jobs, that won't be the case for many in the supply chain who make parts, drive trucks, work in warehouses and keep GM's plants operating.

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