General Motors announced the closing of the Janesville plant in a June 3, 2008 press release.
Janesville, Wisconsin, will cease production of medium-duty trucks by the end of 2009, and of the Tahoe, Suburban and Yukon in 2010, or sooner, if market demand dictates.
When a company announces that it’s going to shut down a plant, I take that as a sign that they have made up their mind. It would have been difficult for GM to make that decision in June of 2008 based on the policies of a person who hadn’t been elected President yet.
So the plant closed on Obama’s watch, but isn’t actually closed….