Jeramey Jannene

Oshkosh Truck Looking At Leasing Janesville General Motors Plant

By - Aug 25th, 2008 04:30 pm
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Our previous article on Janesville’s coming problems might not be as big of a problem as previously thought.  Sources have confirmed that Oshkosh Truck has discussed with General Motors the possibility of leasing the Janesville plant along with utilizing the soon-to-be unemployed GM workforce.

Oshkosh Truck is rumored to be interested in the facility because of the established workforce in Janesville and the high ceilings in the soon-to-be-former SUV production facility.

A source detailed that Oshkosh Truck was looking at another facility near Janesville, but that deal ended around the time GM announced a major round of layoffs at the Janesville plant.

It’s important to note that this is just a rumor at this point, but multiple sources have been able to piece together details for us.  This includes a confirmation that talks have actually taken place.

While not an issue directly affecting Milwaukee’s most urban neighborhoods, we thought it wise to follow-up on our previous article.  We’re still not convinced that future for Janesville we described won’t come one day, but at the moment it appears Janesville will have a few years before any form of crisis may ensue.


2 thoughts on “Oshkosh Truck Looking At Leasing Janesville General Motors Plant”

  1. Roland Melnick says:

    Why does this story get a “Jim Doyle” category tag? Is he doing something to encourage this deal?

  2. Jeramey Jannene says:

    @Roland he was part of the original story and he will certainly play a part in this deal if it comes about.

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