Rosie's Michigan plant saved from wrecking ball

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DETROIT (AP) — Organizers of an effort to save from demolition a portion of the Michigan factory where Rosie the Riveter worked say they have accomplished their goal.

Or at least part of it.

The site's manager had given the Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant campaign a deadline of Thursday to raise the $8 million needed to buy a 150,000-square-foot slice of the old factory for use as a museum.

Fundraising consultant Michael Montgomery says the group is close to having the full amount and has enough to go forward with a purchase agreement for the property. The deal is expected to be finalized in seven to 10 days.

Meanwhile, Montgomery says he and others will keep working to raise cash to put toward making the new Yankee Air Museum a reality.

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