Stamp­ing plant closes

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle News -

Gee­long

takes the first big hit from the Ford shut­down at the end of March with the com­pany’s stamp­ing plant sched­uled to close.

The plant, which con­trib­uted, to­gether with the six-cylin­der en­gine fac­tory and re­search fa­cil­i­ties, to 2000 jobs in the city, shuts af­ter the fi­nal batch of body press­ings for Fal­con and Ter­ri­tory.

The stamp­ing plant worked flat-out through its fi­nal days to ful­fill the reg­u­la­tory re­quire­ment to pro­vide 10 years of parts’ sup­port once a car has gone out of pro­duc­tion or sale.

The stock­pile is essen­tial for a decade of po­ten­tial crash dam­age for the home­grown heroes, as well as the needs of V8 Su­per­car teams still run­ning Fal­cons.

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