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Ingersoll, population 12,500 is located on the north side of the 401 highway, 32 km east of London, 18 km west of Woodstock and 23 km north of Tillsonburg. Prior to the Cami Automobile Plant coming to town in 1989, it was primarily a farming community best known for its cheese making capabilities.

We are a "condo website" and not an "automobile review website". We feel, however that it is important to tell the "Cami Plant Story"

The "Cami Plant" in Ingersoll was first established in 1986 and first opened in 1989. At that time it was a joint venture between General Motors and Suzuki. Then in 2009, after 2.3 million vehicles rolled off the line, General Motors approached the Japanese Automaker with an offer to buy it out of its interest in the Cami Plant. The price tag of the deal was never disclosed and at about this very same time, G.M. was in the process of going bankrupt.

Today General Motor's production models are the Chevy Equinox and the G.M.C Terrain Crossover vehicles. The plant currently employs about 2,800 people (this number quoted may be on the high side) and has 1.7 million square feet of space on a 570 acre site. This number of employees can change widely as its schedule of day, afternoon and night shifts are constantly under review. The J.D. Power and Associates organization ranks the Cami Plant in Ingersoll as the second best in North America and the fifth best in the world. These are very impressive rankings.

Will General Motors remain committed to building cars and trucks in Canada? That is a hot topic even with the loonie dropping in value. General Motors is now making claims that building cars in Canada is the most expensive place in the world and alarm bells are sounding over General Motors future in Oshawa.

Why are we now mentioning this? It is because job security is always an issue. Cami workers have lived through past period of ups and downs. It could be argued that the Cami Plant, over the past twenty-five years, has brought jobs to the area but not necessarily people to Ingersoll. Many Cami workers continue to live in London and commute, or in neighbouring towns like Woodstock, Stratford, Tillsonburg and Dorchester. That is just the way it is always been.

The real truth is that the core residents of Ingersoll have lived here for many years and are happy not too much is changing. If small town living near a larger city appeals to you, then Ingersoll may be a perfect location to consider. We note that many of the condos recently constructed here have been designed with seniors in mind.