Hemmings Classic Car

Jim Patrick

General Motors Assembly Plant Framingham, Massachusetts

HAVING GROWN UP TINKERING

and taking everything apart that I could get my hands on in my youth, and not knowing how to put it all back together, my natural curiosity led me to cars. So in 1978, I went to work at General Motors in Framingham, Massachusetts, as a welder in the body shop.

The inside of the plant covered in excess of 40 acres of production assembly lines, equipment, material storage, and all of the associated support required for an operation of this size. Multiple workshops covered toolmaking, pipe

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