But interestingly enough, there were also a handful of former GM employees there with an eye toward coming home with a piece of their former work life. Everything from the massive, spot-welding robots that we've all seen flailing around in synchronous motion to the very work benches, lockers and tools that employees used during their tenure at the plant went out the door and into the hands of their new owners.
The whole PM piece is worth a read, if for no other reason than David Kiley's haunting descriptions of the dead plant. Take a look.
[Source: Popular Mechanics | Image: Bill Pugliano/Getty]