Former GM plant in Oklahoma is now hub for aerospace jobs

Published Monday, September 12, 2016
by Brianna Bailey

Ten years after GM closed the Oklahoma City plant in 2006, the sprawling 2.6 million-square-foot facility in southeast Oklahoma City is a hub for aerospace jobs.

Oklahoma County voters agreed in 2006 to borrow $55 million to purchase the old GM plant and lease it back to the Air Force for $1 a year.

More than 1,840 aerospace manufacturing and engineering employees now work in the plant, and the operation still is expanding.

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