In a bit of good news for General Motors’ Lordstown, Ohio plant, a slowdown has now been “postponed indefinitely.”
Local news affiliate WKBN reports a letter from GM to union officials contained the good news, though a shutdown is still scheduled for this summer to curb inventories of passenger cars. With the shutdown, the Lordstown plant was to also slow production entirely, which likely meant additional layoffs would ensue.
Production speed will now remain uninterrupted and the decision is estimated to keep 500 workers on the job. GM itself said it does not comment on production schedules, but stated production will continue to remain fluid with market demands.
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