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WMAR-2 News presents "GM: End of an Era"

The legacy of the auto giant in Maryland
Posted at 6:38 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 22:50:27-04

BALTIMORE — General Motors was a presence in Baltimore for nearly seven decades, employing thousands of Marylanders in blue collar jobs that helped build a thriving middle class and grow the area economy.

But an announcement from the auto behemoth in the fall of 2018 foretold the closing of it’s White Marsh facility. Talking to former employees, area residents, and the wide net of people connected to the production facility revealed the memories and emotions evoked by this industrial stalwart.

“The legacy that GM had here, the impact it had on the city, the impact it had on the employees and the economy in Baltimore and the surrounding communities.” … “It was the only plant that built the minivan.” … “There was a lot of good people there. It was family.” … “I always felt like GM was a part of Maryland, and this is like the last family member that passed away.”

As GM closes it’s doors in Maryland, WMAR-2 News takes viewers back through the vehicle manufacturers history in the state in our special presentation, “GM: End of an Era.”