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Timeline of Moraine plant, 1919-Today


1919: General Motors buys the Dayton Wright Airplane Co. for its Frigidaire division.

1950: Construction starts on modern Moraine Frigidaire/GM plant.

1981-89: Plant produces Chevrolet S-10.

1990: SUV production begins.

January 2007: Plant hails six millionth vehicle produced.

June 2008: GM announces plans to close four North American plants, including its site in Moraine.

Dec. 23, 2008: Plant ceases production.

July 2009: Stuart Lichter, founder of Southern California developer Industrial Realty Group, confirms interest in the Moraine plant for the first time.

April 2011: IRG takes ownership of Moraine plant.

Summer 2012: Over a period of months, five small- to medium-sized companies make a home at plant.

Nov. 1, 2013: Public officials reveal that a manufacturer wants to invest $250 million at plant, creating up to 800 jobs.

Sources: GM, IRG, Montgomery County


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