At the end of last month another historical GM plant closing took place. The Warren, MI transmission plant opened 78 years ago, in 1941 although GM didn’t acquire the facility until 1958. At one point in time, much of the Hydramatic division of the company was housed at the Warren facility.

The plant had most recently manufactured six-speed transmissions for Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala vehicles. The closing, according to GM, is part of the company’s change of focus as it manufactures fewer sedans and more SUVs and pickup trucks. But, the company says there are jobs for most of the 1,200 employees assuming they are willing to relocate to other GM factories.