Defunct GM plant in Janesville headed for demolition

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 JANESVILLE, WI - DECEMBER 23: The remaining workers of the General Motors assembly plant leave after their final production line duties December 23, 2008 in Janesville, Wis. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

JANESVILLE, WI - DECEMBER 23: The remaining workers of the General Motors assembly plant leave after their final production line duties December 23, 2008 in Janesville, Wis. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

GM's former plant in Janesville, Wisconsin appears to be on the verge of demolition and redevelopment.

A St. Louis-based development company will start the demolition. The plant closed during the recession of 2008 when GM moved to file for bankruptcy. In 2017 a company called Commercial Development of St. Louis purchased the vacant plant with plans of redevelopment.

Recently demolition crews have converged on the site.