Much of closed Anderson GM plant being sold for scrap

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Anderson - The old General Motors plant in Anderson is now little more than piles of rubble. The plant once spanned more than a half million square feet. It was built in 1956 and produced generators until it was closed by Delphi last December.

The wrecking company in charge of the demolition says high prices for scrap metal have helped cut costs. Demolition has produced over 6,000 tons of scrap steel. Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith says demolition of the plant will allow the city to pursue other businesses for the site. Demolition should be complete by mid-July. Workers will landscape the site. Anderson once had some 27,000 GM workers, but now has only about 700 employees of GM spin-off Delphi Corporation.

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