UPDATE | GM details plan to sell Lordstown plant to Workhorse

Published May 8, 2019 at 11:40 a.m.
Updated May 8, 2019 at 2:34 p.m.

DETROIT — General Motors Co. said the move to sell its Lordstown facility to electric vehicle-maker Workhorse Group Inc. “has the potential to bring significant production and electric vehicle assembly jobs to the plant,” in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

Governor on future of GM Lordstown plant
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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted spoke today about the potential sale of the General Motors facility in Lordstown.
“This potential agreement creates a positive outcome for all parties involved and will help solidify the leadership of Workhorse’s role in the [electric vehicle] community,” said Workhorse CEO Duane Hughes.

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Car production canceled on Friday at General Motors Lordstown

There will also be some production downtime at the Lordstown plant in the near future because there’s less demand for the Chevy Cruze
By WKBN Staff Published: September 7, 2017, 4:55 pm Updated: September 7, 2017, 4:56 pm

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Vehicle production on Friday at the General Motors plant in Lordstown has been canceled.

According to United Auto Workers 1714, the cancellation is due to a supplier constraint.

There will also be some production downtime in the near future because there’s less demand for the Chevy Cruze. Down weeks will include that of September 11, September 25, and October 2.

Production will take place the week of September 18 and resume the week of October 9.

The union said leadership will contact the workers who are needed on Friday and during these down weeks.

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