USA: General Motors to fold metal fabrication division into vehicle manufacturing operations

By just-auto.com editorial team | 5 November 2004

General Motors will integrate its metal fabricating division into its vehicle manufacturing operations by January to increase efficiency, according to the Associated Press (AP).

AP said the metal fabricating division, created in 1994, is responsible for stamping vehicle sheet metal and engineering and testing tools and dies used in stamping plants. The integration, GM reportedly said, will eliminate redundant activities and accelerate the automaker's effort to bring more common practices to GM plants.

A company spokesman told the Associated Press it was uncertain if the move will eliminate any jobs.