The Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant may seem like a small blip on the radar, but it has been responsible for churning out millions of cars over its soon-to-be 50 year history. In order to celebrate the milestone, the birthplace of the Chevrolet Cruze will be hosting an open house for the public to have a look inside the incredible operation of assembling its vehicles.
Local news affiliate WFMJ reports the plant has been an incredible economic driver in the area, employing 4,500 people. Without it, the region would be in bad shape, Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill stated.
“They’d be hurting, you know I know everyone says when steel went down we have to keep General Motors here and if you read the blogs or the articles on the internet or in the papers and everything, you know GM has been the mainstay,” says Hill. “I can remember back in the 70’s, you could be a true journeyman, I mean you could quit here, go to the next place I mean GM been the only constant and we’re glad to have them here.”
The open house event will include a plant tour and a special car show. To attend, stop in at your local Ohio Chevrolet dealership to complete registration. Following those simple steps, Lordstown will see you on May 20, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.