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GE plans shut down of last Fort Wayne facilities

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. -

General Electric is planning to shut down the last of its Fort Wayne facilities after more than a century in the city.

GE says it expects to close its motor testing lab and executive center in a year, eliminating nearly 90 jobs as it moves the work to Monterrey, Mexico.

The company once had almost 10,000 workers at its Fort Wayne campus, where 13 buildings now sit mostly vacant.

Company officials say they'll enter a 60-day bargaining period with unions representing some of the workers. But electrical workers union local president Brent Eastom tells The Journal Gazette that GE has been moving toward closing its Fort Wayne operations for a decade.

GE says it hasn't made decisions about the future of its Fort Wayne facilities.

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