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GM UPDATE: Third shift coming to Lordstown



Published: Tue, February 23, 2010 @ 1:33 p.m.

LORDSTOWN — Hundreds of Lordstown auto workers stood and applauded today at the Lordstown General Motors Assembly Plant as Mark Reuss, president of GM North America, brought more good news to the Valley: A third shift will be coming to the plant later this year.

Reuss said 1,200 jobs would be created to support production of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and that one-third of those jobs would go to laid-off Lordstown GM workers.

According to a GM news release, production will begin in the third quarter and will increase the Lordstown workforce from 3,300 to 4,500. The third shift is expected to generate $47 million in additional payroll, $470,000 in local income taxes and $1.4 million in state income tax, GM said.

“Adding a third shift to build Cruze is an investment with impact far beyond General Motors. It’s an investment in the long-term value of Lordstown and the prosperity of Ohio,” said Reuss. “It provides rewarding manufacturing jobs and efficient class-leading new cars for American car buyers.”

Rumors of the third shift has been circulating for weeks, though officials were tight-lipped going into today's event, which also featured Gov. Ted Strickland and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan.

Reuss said GM is announcing the shift before the start of sales because of the success the Cruze has had in Asia and Europe.

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1Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

Nice. Hopefully more to come.

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2Attis(903 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

Thank GOD and the UAW

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3mrblue(1000 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

GREAT NEWS for the valley. All they have to do now is to Build it right, Price it right, and It will sell.

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4Tomcat(202 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

Very happy for GM. Too bad they are till stuck with a union....geeeeezzzzzzzzzzz - nothing changes really.

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5AXLE69(181 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

I love how the imbeciles out there assume just because something is union built it`s not worthy of purchasing.I would assume before they purchase anything that they spend their time researching if it`s union made or not.Giant Eagle is staffed by union workers,does that mean the carry out people will automatically crush your eggs? lol The workers in the union that GM is "stuck' with have helped the company earn billions and billions of dollars by their productive work since 1937.Funny,I didn`t hear criticism about the union from the GM execs who came to Lordstown,only lavish praise.

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