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Pontiac in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Building Trucks In Pontiac

The Proud History of UAW Local 594

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
1. Building Trucks In Pontiac Marker
Inscription.  They stood together through good times and bad, and the members of United Automobile Workers (UAW) Local 594 in Pontiac built GMC Truck's reputation for fine trucks, coaches and military vehicles. Born in 1938 from worker discontent, Local 594 achieved many gains over the years through collective bargaining. Members proudly supported America's efforts in World War II, both in service on the battlefield and in building military vehicles that helped win the war. The trucks they built in Pontiac were sent to work throughout America and the world. Six thousand members built light trucks at the last General Motors (GM) assembly plant in Pontiac on Opdyke Road until it closed in 2009.
You Auto Know
In 2009, GMC and Chevrolet pickup trucks were the last vehicles to be assembled by General Motors in Pontiac.
 
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Labor UnionsRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
 
Location. 42° 38.184′ N, 83° 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
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17.524′ W. Marker is in Pontiac, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of South Saginaw Street and West Pike Street, on the right when traveling south on South Saginaw Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pontiac MI 48342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pontiac's Coach Builders (within shouting distance of this marker); From Trail To Pavement (within shouting distance of this marker); Outstanding Architecture (within shouting distance of this marker); Parades and People-Watching (within shouting distance of this marker); Molten Metal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Inspiration Road (about 500 feet away); A Record Of Innovation (about 500 feet away); Pontiac Thrived (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontiac.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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