West Michigan felt a sting when General Motors closed their Stamping Plant in Wyoming. That sting may finally go away as a developer launches new plans.

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What Happened to the GM Stamping Plant in Wyoming?

1500 workers lost their jobs back in 2009 at GM's 36th Street stamping plant in Wyoming. A struggling economy and low truck sales led to the closure. The plant had been there since 1936 and stayed around for 72 years.

It wasn't the quality of the workers or leadership that led to the closure since the site was well known for high-quality work.  With a bad economy and not the best location in relation to where GM had their assembly plants. Shipping costs were other issues that attributed to the plant's end.

Who Purchased the GM Stamping Plant Property?

WOOD reported a  company by the name of Franklin Partners LLC purchased the 74-acre site located at 300 36th St. SW between US-131 and Buchanan Avenue.

What Will Become of the Wyoming GM Stamping Plant Property?

The plan is to build several manufacturing facilities to the site which in turn should bring a lot of new jobs and opportunities for West Michigan. The property has unlimited potential for manufacturers to thrive in the region. Companies that are looking to grow their operations are being interviewed for potential expansion projects.

There are a lot of skilled workers in the region who lost their jobs during the pandemic who could fill positions immediately as well as others looking to grow with a growing company. The automotive and clean energy industries are already interested in the location.

The groundbreaking project will begin in the middle to late summer.

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