GENERAL MOTORS LINDEN ASSEMBLY PLANT DEMOLITION 2-15-08
LINDEN, N.J. -- General Motors Corp. has sold its Linden, N.J. plant to an investment trust.
The $77 million sale to Duke Realty comes nearly three years after the final sport utility vehicle rolled off the assembly line. The plant was closed as part of a restructuring.
The plant operated for nearly 70 years and once employed 6,000 workers.
Indianapolis-based Duke previously bought a former GM plant in Baltimore and turned it into an office and industrial park.
The New Jersey site is expected to be used as an industrial and retail site.
Alainon February 11, 2015
I worked at the plant as a Y2K consultant getting the plant ready for the BIG event.
I enjoyed most of my time there a friend shop floor and management, the shop stewards were great made my work easy not all plant were like that Flint people were not so nice!
I was only 25 min form NYC by car or train I went in several times a week. Love it all the Broadway shows I went to so many over the 2 yrs and the Museums and restaurants. jsut missed being home in florida was only home once a month for 3 to 5 days
Greg rioson June 27, 2013
Linden plant was my 1st job ever started working there in 1973 worked there with my dad til he retired in1985 then i took the buyout and left i loved working there with my dad road to work together every day i miss that place its a shame to see it going down
Rafaelon July 7, 2011
Linden assembly was my home plant from 2000 to 2003. I miss that place and the people who gave every drop of sweat to keep it running. Sad ending to a place that made more than cars and trucks. Lifestyle
mitch bookstaberon December 13, 2008
from 10/11/78 to 2/23/90 i worked at linden. starting on the chassis line installing bumper shocks and ending up on the motor line till the 2nd shift was let go in 1990. it was an experience not to be forgotten. i took the buy out in 90 and went to budweiser in newark. looking at the pictures takes me back and it is a sad ending to a place that has been for so long and produced so many great cars. for all the good times and the bad i still remember many that i worked with both supervisors and line operators. to the guys who took the pictures i say thanks for i could not be there to see the end. there will never be another linden plant and i personally am glad that i was part of it for the 12 years i was employed.
Salon July 31, 2008
Hey, Great photos! I to recorded progress of the demolition and have over 10,000 pictures. I had the chance to get onsite 4 times and ride around in the buildings before demolition. I just went back inside today for one last time. They will be leaving on August 15 2008 for the mall contractors to come in.
Phil Bushon February 25, 2008
Great Photos. "You never miss the water 'till the well run's dry." I take back all the complaints I had on some days at Linden. I would trade my job now for my days in the pipeshop in a heartbeat! I took a job on the line at Arlington, got passed over by pipefitters with more seniority when Ok. city closed, and am starting my 4th year on the line. With all the people that have guns in Texas, I can't get anybody to shoot me!!! Tradesmen here are not like Jersey guys. Very little smiling or joking. Everyone seems to have a sour look on their faces. Union here is usless. I made a comment to an electrician who had one foot on the top of an eight foot ladder and the other on an electrical panel,(working alone), that at my plant, you might get written up for working like that. His reply..."that's why your plant is closed." Oh well, enough of my stuff. Hope all who read this are doing well. Feel free to keep in touch.I promise I won't whine! Phil Bush, Pipefitter (or used to be!).....Busterbaggs@aol.com
Manny Boroson February 23, 2008
I only worked there for 7 years and it deeply sadens me to see these pictures. I learned a lot in this plant and I worked with a lot of great people. It would've been nice to see what the inside looks like. Good luck to everyone who worked there and God bless you all.
Dennis Joyon February 20, 2008
John, Great job on the photos. It's sad to see the old place go this way. Although the building will no longer be there, I'll never forget the great people I had the pleasure to meet and work with. Retirement has been fantastic! The wife and I have been living life to the fullest in our new home in Delaware. I wish all who worked at the Linden Plant the very best. God Bless!
Bruce Milleron February 20, 2008
Great Photo's......I reconize everyone ! Took the '04 bonus & retirement after 35.6 yrs. as Millwright & later Capacity Assurance Coordinator for GM Facility's. I can't say GM wasn't good to me & my family for all those years. What I have today I owe most to where & whom I worked for. GOODBYE GM !