LI dealerships likely among major GM cuts

Auto giant General Motors dealerships notified 1,100 dealerships across the country Friday that they would be eliminated. The cuts are are part of an effort to restructure the struggling automaker. Thousands

News 12 Staff

May 16, 2009, 12:38 AM

Updated 5,539 days ago

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Auto giant General Motors dealerships notified 1,100 dealerships across the country Friday that they would be eliminated.
The cuts are are part of an effort to restructure the struggling automaker. Thousands of jobs will likely be lost.It is unclear yet how many Long Island dealerships will close, as the company is not releasing the list of cut dealers to the public. GM spokeswoman Susan Garontakos said the company is leaving the decision to release information to individual business owners.General Motors has said it is looking to close 2,600 dealerships by the end of 2010. On Thursday, Chrysler announced it would be closing 789 of its dealerships across the country.AP wire services contributed to this report


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