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General Electric to close its doors

9. General Electric: $37.5 billion (General Electric)

SALEM, Va. – Wednesday is the last day for operations at General Electric in Salem.

The company announced last June it was closing the facility, with 265 employees losing their jobs.

Other GE locations and supplier partners will pick up the work from the plant.

GE has been a staple in the community since opening in 1955.