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Sainte-Thérèse Assembly

Sainte Therese Assembly was a General Motors Canada automobile factory, which opened in 1966. It was located in the Montreal suburb of Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec. It later was the site for production of the F-body Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. The plant closed in 2002 and was demolished.

In the mid-1980s, the plant was facing closure due to high absenteeism and low quality of the G-body cars built there. However, a new labor pact and improved quality, plus the availability of government-backed interest-free loans, prompted GM to expand and modernize the facility. Production of the Cutlass Supreme and Grand Prix stopped in February 1987 and the plant was retooled to build the Chevrolet Celebrity, using equipment transferred from Oshawa.[1]

Cars built

Chevrolet Full Size (1966-72)
Chevrolet Vega (1973-1974)
Pontiac Astre (1973-1974)
Chevrolet Monza (1975-1977)
Oldsmobile Starfire (1975-1977)
Pontiac Sunbird (1976-1977)
Buick Skyhawk (1975-1977)
Oldsmobile Cutlass (1978-1987)
Pontiac Grand Prix (1978-1987)
Pontiac LeMans, Grand LeMans (1978-1981)
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera (1988-1991)
Pontiac Bonneville (1982-1986)
Chevrolet Celebrity (1987-1989)
Chevrolet Camaro (1993-2002)*
Chevrolet CamaroZ-28(1993-2002)*
Pontiac Firebird (1993-2002)*
Pontiac Trans Am (1993-2002)*

" * " Also export models for Europe. Built in an adjacent assembly area.

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