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Kevin Gilliam, the facilities manager and the last employee at the former General Electric factory complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


The Last GE Employee in Fort Wayne

Kevin Gilliam was the last General Electric employee in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As facilities manager, he was the man who turned out the lights and locked the doors at the end of the last day of operations at the huge 100 year old GE factory complex on Broadway, just south of downtown.

The last day was February 1, 2015. Kevin retired that day after 28 years with the company, but his retirement was short lived. GE asked him to come back to work to oversee the abandoned facility, which was being vandalized. He said that teenagers were also climbing to the top of the buildings and doing dangerous selfies, hanging off the giant GE sign atop one of the five story tall factory buildings.

Kevin finally got to retire after GE transferred ownership of the property to the developers who hope to transform the former factory complex into a housing and retail center to be called "Electric Works." He has been leading the public tours of the complex organized by the developers in 2018.

I photographed him in front of a large display promoting the Electric Works project in the middle of the basketball court in the GE Club building, where he began each of the tours with a short talk on the history of the factory.



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