General Electric is moving forward with plans to close its DeKalb plant. In an e-mail, a company spokeswoman says the move will happen sometime in the first quarter of next year.
Nearly 100 jobs will be affected. G-E says operating costs at the plant are too high. It gave union leaders a chance to submit a cost-cutting proposal aimed at keeping the facility open. But officials say while creative and sincere, the plan did not provide sufficient reductions.
The DeKalb plant, which opened in 1946, produces small motors.