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The Legacy GM Created in Janesville Lives On

Posted By Courtney Shipshock On October 1, 2019

One hundred years ago, the first GM tractor rolled off the assembly line in the Janesville plant. Over time, production at the factory changed with the times from Chevrolets to 105mm artillery shells during World War II. By 1972, business was booming, and the GM plant reached its employment peak with 7,100 employed. GM wasn’t […]

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History Comes Full Circle for JP Cullen with Blackhawk Community Credit Union’s New Legacy Center

Posted By Courtney Shipshock On August 16, 2019

In 1919, JP Cullen was awarded the project to build the original plant for General Motor’s predecessor, Samson Tractor Factory. Not long after, the plant was turned into a General Motors plant that was producing around 150 tractors per day. In 1923, Chevrolet cars were being produced and expansions began taking place. As the plant […]

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