Tesla Motors' acquisition of the NUMMI plant surely ranks as one of the great manufacturing scoops of all time. There are, however, any number of automobile plants throughout the world that either have or soon will cease operations. Am opening this thread as a way for those who know of one or several in his/her neighborhood/country/ken to share as much knowledge as practical. * I haven't learned the history of Tesla's Tilburg plant - as far as I can tell, it did not have a prior life putting out DAFs, although I think DAF did manufacture in Tilburg. Perhaps some of our Dutch forum members know. I read that its footprint totals 18,900 sq.m., or 200,000 sq.ft. The second facility of Tesla's in Tilburg is cited at 49,000 sq.m, or 525,000 sq.ft. * In Australia, Holden (GM's Aus. operations) has closed its auto plant at Elizabeth, SA. All I have learned from it is that its near-present-day maximum output was 180,000 vehicles and that some 1,900 workers lost their jobs when it shuttered last year. * The gargantuan Packard factory in Detroit is a no-start. Too many decades of decay means it's better off as a bombing range. Others - anywhere?