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GM to end production of Cruze in Lordstown 2 days before previously estimated

Posted at 3:23 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 12:18:38-04

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — General Motors will end production of the Chevrolet Cruze at the Lordstown assembly plant on Wednesday, March 6, two days before they previously estimated.

GM had estimated that production of the Cruze would end on Friday, March 8, according to a news release from the company. A GM representative stated “We know this will be an emotional day for our Lordstown team and we appreciate all their commitment and hard work to build the highest quality vehicles,” but said that they will not be providing the media access to the plant on Wednesday.

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About 1,500 workers currently employed by the plant will be out of jobs once the plant closes, in addition to thousands more workers who were laid off already and hoping to be called back. The plant had been open in Lordstown for about 52 years.

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Despite efforts by Ohio politicians and residents to save the plant from closure, GM will move forward with their plant to shutter the facility this week.