The thought of annexation of the General Motors Defiance Casting Operations plant by the city of Defiance has generated a less than enthusiastic response from GM officials.
Defiance is providing water service to the plant, and therefore it falls under the list of properties that the city is targeting for forced annexation in an effort to expand the city borders. Other annexations have already occured.
GM has replied to the city’s request, saying that GM is currently reviewing the financial, operational and legal ramifications to the plant of the proposed annexation into the city of Defiance in order to determine if the proceedings will lessen their competitive advantage or negatively impact their business. Gm said it will advise the city of findings but will have no further comment on the city’s proposed action until their review is completed.
Defiance Mayor Bob Armstrong told reporters that the annexation letter did not go over well with GM.