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Polaris To Close Fargo Plant, Move Production To Iowa

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 9:32am

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Polaris Industries Inc. plans to close the Global Electric Motorcars plant in Fargo by the end of the year.

GEM builds electric-powered vehicles. The business started in 1997 and was sold to Chrysler in 2000.

Polaris bought GEM from Chrysler in April. Polaris plans to move the GEM manufacturing operation to its plant in Spirit Lake, Iowa. The company said some of the 76 employees in Fargo have been offered jobs at other facilities.

Polaris is based in Minnesota and makes leisure vehicles such as snowmobiles and motorcycles.

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