Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Janesville: GM

Clip: Special | 58m 1s

Janesville’s fortunes changed in 1918-'19 when General Motors (GM) purchased the Janesville Machine Company, a farm implement maker. GM then moved the Samson Tractor factory to the city, and Janesville began making tractors. Eventually GM switched to building Chevrolet automobiles until 2008, when the plant closed.

Aired: 05/07/06

Rating: TV-G

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