Pistons’ Namesake Factory Closing Down for Good

A little bit of NBA history will soon be history thanks to the current economic woes. The factory in which the Detroit Pistons got their nickname will be shutting its doors for good.

Fort Wayne Pistons logo

The CHICAGO TRIBUNE reports that Zollner Piston, an auto parts maker that once employed 1,200 people, is now down to 38 employees. And when it once was supplying numerous car companies, Zollner now only has General Motors as a client. So the company that owns the plant plans on closing down the Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility & shifting the work to Wisconsin & Mexico.

Yes, that’s sad and all, but what does it have to do with basketball?

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