January 24, 2009

GM to cut 2nd shift at Lordstown plant

General Motors Corp. plans to cut one of the two remaining shifts at its plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in April, a person briefed on the plans said Friday. The person, who asked not to be identified because the plans have not been finalized, said workers have been told some of them will be indefinitely laid off, and an official announcement could come as soon as Monday.

Production cuts at Lordstown likely are a sign that further cuts could be coming at other GM factories, since Lordstown stamps parts for and assembles the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5, two of GM’s least expensive and most fuel-efficient vehicles that have sold well in the down economy.

Source: The Canadian Press

1 Comment »

  1. I am outraged about the arrogance of the GM management whoes mistakes are distributed among the backs of their employees. It is not UAW who ruined GM, but thats what the media makes us belief. It is not that UAW earns too much, its that everyone else earns too little.
    Now they think Fiat, a company that is known in Europe for mediocre quality and bad engineering, will save them? At least they found a fitting partner.

    Comment by myphotoscout — January 25, 2009 @ 6:39 pm | Reply

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