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St. Paul’s Ford Plant to close Dec. 22, union says

After years of discussion, St. Paul’s Ford Plant will finally close Dec. 22, union workers say.
USA Today says that will mark the end of Ford’s production of the Ranger pickup.
For years, St.

After years of discussion, St. Paul’s Ford Plant will finally close Dec. 22, union workers say.

USA Today says that will mark the end of Ford’s production of the Ranger pickup.

For years, St. Paul officials have been trying to persuade Ford to delay the closing of the plant on the Mississippi River in Highland Park, but to no avail. Lots of planning has gone into ways to redevelop the site, too.

The local UAW chapter’s newsletter says:

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“We are scheduled to run until December 22, 2011. The Leadership of Twin Cities Assembly Plant and its members thanked the UAW and Plant leaderships’ for their support during these difficult times for our plant.”