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Last SUV will roll off Janesville assembly line today

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The final SUVs are being made today at the General Motors plant in Janesville.

And when 1,250 employees walk out the door for the last time, it will trigger a whole new set of challenges not only for them but for everybody else in southern Wisconsin.

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GM's local suppliers are also shutting down and that, plus other economic woes, has resulted in 6,000 layoffs between Janesville and the state's border with Iowa.

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