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EISENACH - GERMANY 19 OCT 2010 -- Michael Lewald, Plant Director of Opel Eisenach GmbH, is glad to have put two hard years behind him and are now looking forward to a brighter future with the new Opel Junior model which is to be produced at his plant in the former GDR. Automobile manufacturing is an important part of Eisenach economy. Opel, as part of the overseas operations of General Motors Corporation, built an entirely new plant in the northwest of the town, after the Wartburg cars plant had ceased operations in 1989. -- PHOTO: © GORM K. GAARE/  EUP- IMAGES