Demolition planned at closed Indianapolis GM plant

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The owner of a closed General Motors metal stamping plant in Indianapolis plans to demolish the buildings in hopes of attracting a buyer for the site.

The factory covers more than 2 million square feet on 102 acres just west of the city's downtown. GM shuttered the plant two years ago and it is owned by a trust established to clean up and sell properties the automaker owned before its 2009 bankruptcy.

Trust officials decided the existing buildings were a hindrance to selling the property.

Demolition is expected to start later this year and take six months to complete.

The plant opened in 1930 and once employed some 6,000 workers. It had about 600 employees when it closed in 2011.

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