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Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac Assembly Division - Framingham Plant - 1949 Opening

13 pages, Black & White, exceptional production photographs throughout.  This is a rare public relations/press release brochure produced by GM to announce the 1949 opening of its Framingham, MA, plant.  The third page of this brochure describes its purpose.  "Introducing a new and modern plant for the assembly of Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac passenger cars.  The new General Motors plant at Framingham is a complete assembly unit for final production of Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac automobiles.  It is one of three new plants of the Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac Assembly Division, the others being at Wilmington, Del., and Atlanta, Ga.  Framingham was chosen as the site for this new plant because of its metropolitan facilities and its strategic location among New England states.  At normal production the plant will employ approximately 2,000 persons.  The plant, occupying a 176-acre site, is located on Western Avenue in Framingham.  It consists of three main structures-a manufacturing building, an administration building, and a power house.  The roof area of the manufacturing building is 20-1/2 acres, with a total of 1,072,349 square feet of space on two floors being devoted to production.  The two-story administration building and other units increase the plant's total space to 1,187,388 square feet."

Item Number: 00866
Author: General Motors Corporation
Type: Buick Announcement Material
Donor or Source: David M. Landow
Cost of Reproduction: $30.00
Cost of Original Document: There are no originals of this item available.

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